Avishkar Autar · Sep 24 2009 · Random
This is amazing. It’s the Sietch Nevada project from an exhibit (Out of Water | innovative technologies in arid climates) at the University of Toronto earlier this year.
Sietch Nevada projects waterbanking as the fundamental factor in future urban infrastructure in the American Southwest. Sietch Nevada is an urban prototype that makes the storage, use, and collection of water essential to the form and performance of urban life… A network of storage canals is covered with undulating residential and commercial structures. These canals connect the city with vast aquifers deep underground and provide transportation as well as agricultural irrigation. The caverns brim with dense, urban life: an underground Venice.