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Tangram 3DS brings Floating City to Life Tangram 3DS, a firm specializing in visualization and computer animation, announced its collaboration with E. Kevin Schopfer AIA, RIBA. Together, the companies have designed and presented a bold new urban platform. New Orleans Arcology Habitat (NOAH) is a proposed urban Arcology (architecture and ecology), whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, and in this case a floating city. Tangram 3DS worked with Schopfer to visualize this unique concept and structure. Starting from basic sketches, Tangram 3DS transformed Schopfers ideas into visuals and an animation. Our work helps Kevin convey his concept to the City of New Orleans, investors, the media, and public, said Stefan Vittori, president and founder of Tangram 3DS, LLC. To be able to visualize a design project in 3D and through animation is absolutely vital when attempting to sell a design concept that may at first glance be hard to grasp, adds Vittori. Why a floating city? There are three major challenges to building in New Orleans. The first challenge is to overcome both the physical and psychological damages of recurring severe weather patterns. Though repopulation has begun, the need to provide a stabilized and safe environment is paramount to a long-term recovery and economic well being of New Orleans. The second challenge is that New Orleans has been built at and below sea levels, which creates a

 
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25 Responses

  1. citrus3blakgrl3

    its? made out of things that generate energy the green way, like solar panels, wind turbines, water turbines, and fresh water recovery systems.

  2. MrMsNascar

    Why the hell would a city with the history and culture we have want this monstrosity on the scenic Mississippi?? Also what happens when the next Katrina or worst comes through. This is ridiculous.

  3. immanolaboi

    Actually? much of the city is above sea level

  4. Shuttheheckup735

    Then…
    BAM!!!!
    KATRINA TWO POINT OHHHH.?

  5. AmzitheSoldier

    It won’t be built because Republicans would fucking block the funding. Republicans? should leave the country.

  6. CelestialTreasure111

    Disturbing.?

  7. SunofVich

    The future. Everyone living in a gigantic? apartment building?

  8. mechanesthesia

    Video whose philosophic underpinnings rest? in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures,? and in this case a floating city.

  9. NganaJHone

    Steady? I Really Like This Video whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, and in this case a floating city.

  10. Ondelendo

    Good, I like that you share this video whose philosophic underpinnings? rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, and in this case a floating city., I wish success always

  11. bebeheuy

    Nice Video? whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, and in this case a floating city. That You Share , So Very Nice Thanks You

  12. AntoMelta

    I Really Like? The Video whose philosophic underpinnings rest in combining large scale sustainability with concentrated urban structures, and in this case a floating city From Your

  13. willamricard

    Your Video Is Very Useful Sharing To be able to visualize a design project in 3D and through animation is absolutely vital when attempting to sell a design concept that may at first glance be? hard to grasp, adds Vittori.

  14. VRtechman

    The overall Positive is that a structure like that would help guard the city against hurricanes! But? to finance something like it would need some of the richest residents in the world. And considerable amounts of security to guard against terrorism. Maybe even anti-air missile platform defenses.

  15. anilnectar69

    WHATS THAT SONG,ITS BEEN IN MY HEAD ALL? DAY!!!

  16. lDiRTyxlHouSe

    Brave? New World

  17. Zoza15

    A square size like structure would have? looked alot more appealing.

  18. KrytakliAklaimd

    cool idea but…what about all that open space in the middle? u could prolly fit a lot more units in the middle..thus saving the slightest bit of space in a planet with an ever growing? population…little things now can make big impact later

  19. lokalhorizon

    May be Nice, but it would? be unmanageable as architecture….

  20. ChiefAdministrator

    Much? more stable.

  21. Tangram3DS

    Tangram 3DS did not? mention Mr. Wade Settle in our video who created some of the sound effects for this video. Thanks Wade for all your help and work.

  22. berbeca98

    why? a pyramid form?

  23. Kanoki989

    Come on people, we all no this will never be built because of the? fucking Republicans >:[

  24. hexicola

    after 9/11, i can’t see ppl wanting to live in a massive structure that would be a potential disaster zone. If the utilities, power or waste management fail, the building would be uninhabitable very quickly. It’s a nice idea, but i can see why it hasn’t been taken forward? yet.

  25. ApertureAce

    Finally! A mega structure near? where I live!