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Can Floating Architecture Save This Nigerian Community?


The usual approach to building in a flood zone is to put everything on stilts, as many residents of Rockaway, Queens, are considering in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. That’s also been the approach in the slum settlement of Makoko in Lagos, Nigeria, where many residents live in illegal wood shanties propped up on stilts, accessible only by canoe.

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  • Bradley UrsoBradley Urso

    This is really cool, I like the green area & playground.

    • ArchitizerArchitizer

      Thanks Bradley, we think so too! The pyramid structure is a clever way to create levels, huh!