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Meet the man who builds things on water, from slum schools to $14 million villas

Meet the man who builds things on water, from slum schools to $14 million villas

30 aug 2013 -  

Dutch architect Koen Olthuis specializes in building things that float. His structures, he concedes, use a similar technology to oil rigs. Yet Olthuis’s focus is elsewhere—on combating rising sea levels, floods, and a growing world population. As he outlined in a TEDx Warwick talk last year, the work he’s doing is quite literally putting land where there wasn’t any before.

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