We curated a comprehensive list of Aquatecture - floating architecture and innovative zone governance research publications by key authors in the fields. For Aquatecture, we put together papers on the main aspects of the field: climate and sustainability; engineering; architecture and design; transportation and infrastructure; case studies; technology; industry and urban planning. For Maritime Governance and Special Economic Zones, we curated a list of research publications focused on the governance and legal aspects of floating projects, urban planning, and case studies of floating living spaces and special economic zones.
Climate and Sustainability
⦁ Sustainable characteristics of Floating Architecture. Changho Moon.
⦁ Floating building opportunities for future sustainable development and energy efficiency gains. Shahryar Habibi.
⦁ Floating Cities and equitable grafting onto marine ecosystems. Ioana Corina Giurgiu.
⦁ Development of Self-sufficient Floating Cities with renewable resources. Ondrej Krejcar, Ayca Kirimtat.
⦁ Floating clean multi-energy systems towards driving blue economic growth. Srikanth Narasimalu.
⦁ Towards a sustainability assessment framework for floating photovoltaic systems in cities. Giacomo G.L. Testori.
⦁ Floating Architecture: a design on hydrophilic floating house for fluctuating water level. A. Ambica, K. Venkatraman.
⦁ Floating Architecture in the landscape: climate change adaptation ideas, opportunities, and challenges. Edmund Penning-Rowsell.
Adaptation to climate change in the pacific islands: theory, dreams, practice, and reality. Jenny Bryant Tokalau.
⦁ Floating infrastructure large-scale public spaces on Water. Gerard Ronzatti, Petar Lovric.
⦁ A study on stability of Floating Architecture and its design methodology. Toshio Nakajima, Yuka Saito, Motohiko Umeyama.
⦁ BEQS: marine pumped-storage concepts for floating city extensions. Robert Klar.
⦁ A review of Very Large Floating Structures (VLFS) for coastal and offshore uses. Miguel Lamas-Pardo, Gregorio Iglesias, Luis Carral.
⦁ Parametric Model for generation and analysis of modular, freeform floating island networks, constructed using flexibly formed Buoycrete®. Diederik Veenendaal, Marco Bovio, Oscar Sainz Avila, Guido Visch.
Architecture & Design
⦁ Form and functional features of modular floating structures. Svetlana Kizilova.
⦁ Design and functions of floating architecture – a review. Yuan-Ho Lin, Yung Chih Lin, Han-Shih Tan.
⦁ Floating Architecture and conversion of offshore structures: a chronicle of Knud E. Hansen designs. Carmelo Cascino, Francesca Arini.
⦁ Expanding coastal cities – proof of feasibility for Modular Floating Structures (MFS). Gil Wang, Yiska Goldfeld, Nitai Drimer.
⦁ An investigation into Environment- Floating Buildings in relation to sustainability indicators for planning and design process. Kuei-Feng Wang.
⦁ Fish Trap – A floating proto-assembly for Responsive Cities: towards citizen-driven customized Water Urban Spaces. Peter Buš, Ayça Tartar, ShiYen Wu, Gerhard Schmitt.
Wet ontologies, fluid spaces: giving depth to volume through Oceanic Thinking. Philip Steinberg, Kimberley Peters.
Floating Public Space for Birds: design, research, and prototype fabrication in Haliç. Kutay Karabağ, Zeynep Şahbaz.
Performance evaluation of seawater heat exchanger installed in the submerged bottom structure of Floating Architecture. Young-HoonSim, Kwang-Il Hwang.
Numerical simulation of the movement behavior of floating structures. Schmidt Wolfgang, Strangfeld Peter, Volker Eduard, Sliavin Yaraslau.
Floating, Flexible Polymeric Dye-Sensitized Solar-Cell Architecture: the way of near-future Photovoltaics. Federico Bella, Andrea Lamberti, Stefano Bianco, Elena Tresso, Claudio Gerbaldi, Candido Fabrizio.
Drivers for and Barriers to the take-up of Floating Offshore Wind Technology: a comparison of Scotland and South Africa. Kubiat Umoh, Mark Lemon.
Floating solar power plant for sustainable development: a techno-economic analysis. Anik Goswami, Paromita Sadhu, Utpal Goswami, Pradip Kumar Sadhu.
Architectural design guideline for sustainable floating houses and floating settlements in Vietnam. Thi Thu Trang Nguyen.
Opportunities for cross-fertilization between the shipbuilding industry and the emergent offshore wind energy sector in Colombia: an overview of
floating platform technologies. Gabriela Guadalupe Salas Berrocal, Óscar Alejandro Sanabria Vargas, Mónica Ruíz Pianeta.
⦁ Utilization of Historical City for sustainable tourism: a case study of Floating Market in Thailand. Chaweewan Denpaiboon.
⦁ A study on present condition and spatial organization of Domestic Marina Club to design leisure Floating Architecture. Sung-Sine Pak.
⦁ Lightweight prefabricated floating buildings for shallow inland waters. Design and construction of the Floating Hotel Apartment in Poland. Karolina Ostrowska- Wawryniuk, Łukasz Piątek.
⦁ Sustainable floating architecture prototype as Energy Efficiency Methods Implementation in Indonesia. Rani Yuni Wulandari, Stephanus Wirawan Dharmatanna, Sitti Awalia Dewi Permatasari, Diandra Aprilia Judiono, Ismail Salam.
⦁ Circling Research with Design: NLÉ's African Water Cities Project and Prototype Floating School for Makoko. Kunlé Adeyemi.
⦁ Mega Floating City “Green Float”: concept and technology Innovations. Masaki Takeuchi, Ikuo Yoshida.
⦁ Floating cities from concept to creation: a discussion of the challenges that are pending the floating city through literature review. Ali Adnan.
⦁ Towards a Floating Urbanism: adapting to water as a new ground. Chris Autera.
⦁ Applicability of Pop-up Approach to Floating Urbanism: democratization of aquatoriums in the city of Belgrade. Milica Simovic, Petar Mitkovic.
⦁ Feeding our growing population and diminish land-usage by building on the idea of Floating Farms. Jain Siddhant.
⦁ Floating Modular Housing to address demand and affordability. Jagmeet Khangura, Jason Haney.
⦁ A multi-objective optimization model for urban planning: the case of a Very Large Floating Structure. Shlomo Bekho, Yedidya Levi, Yehiel Rosenfeld.
⦁ Great ideas float to the top. C. M. Wang, B. T. Wang.
⦁ Potential of floating production for delta and coastal cities. B.Dal Bo Zanon, B.Roeffen, K.M.Czapiewskaa, R.E.de Graaf-Van Dinther, P.R.Mooijd.
Maritime & Floating Governance - Special Zones
Governance of Floating Structures
⦁ Developing Floating Communities: a comparative research to examine flood resilience in cities, considered from an institutional capacity approach. M.L. Leijstra.
⦁ A legal regime for the exploration and exploitation of offshore renewable energy. Francesca Galea.
Governance of Complex Systems
⦁ Reconfiguring environmental governance: towards a politics of scales and networks. Harriet Bulkeley.
⦁ The comparative politics of Transnational Climate Governance. Thomas Hale.
⦁ Global governance in the context of climate change: the challenges of increasingly complex risk parameters. Carolyn Deere Birkbeck.
⦁ Finding the coast: Environmental governance and the characterization of land and sea. Catherine Leyshon.
Legal Classification of Floating structures
⦁ Floating Homes - vessels or real property. Janis Viesturs.
⦁ Artificial islands in the Law of the Sea. Francesca Galea.
⦁ Legal issues for Artificial Floating Islands. Maarten Flikkema, Fen-Yu (Vicky) Lin, Pernille P. J. van der Plank, Jos Koning, Olaf Waals.
Blockchain and Decentralization
⦁ Economics of Blockchain. Sinclair Davidson.
⦁ Blockchain Technology and Decentralized Governance: is the State Still Necessary?. Marcella Atzori.
Special Zones and New Jurisdictions
⦁ Modernity and the urban imagination in Economic Zones. Jonathan Bach.
⦁ Special Economic Zones and WTO Compliance: evidence from the Dominican Republic. Fabrice Defever.
⦁ Planning for Special Economic Zone: a regional perspective. V. Devadas.
⦁ Special Economic Zones in Africa: comparing performance and learning from global experience. Thomas C. Farole.
⦁ Port cities in Asia and Europe. Arndt Graf.
⦁ Emergence of a new Hanseatic League: how Special Economic Zones will reshape Global Governance. Mark Frazier.
⦁ Founding Startup Societies: A Step by Step Guide. Joseph MacKinney, Mark Frazier.
⦁ Smart Cities, transparency, civic technology, and reinventing government. Nina David, John G. McNuttJonathan B. Justice.
⦁ The New Science of Cities. Michael Batty.
⦁ Special International Zones in practice and theory. Tom W. Bell.
⦁ Seasteading: how floating nations will restore the environment, enrich the poor, cure the sick, and liberate humanity from politicians. Joe Quirk, Patri Friedman.
⦁ The true obstacle to the autonomy of Seasteads: american law enforcement jurisdiction over Homesteads on the high seas. O. Shane Balloun, Charles Roger, Liliana Andonova.
⦁ Law, Governance, and International Relations of Seasteads. Tom W. Bell.
⦁ Atlas Swam: freedom, capital, and floating sovereignties in the Seasteading vision. Elizabeth Nyman, Philip E. Steinberg; Mauro J. Caraccioli.
⦁ Dynamic Geography: a blueprint for efficient government. Patri Friedman.
⦁ Complex Governance and SeaZones: the Floating Island Project. Nathalie Mezza-Garcia.
⦁ Legal framework for sustainable floating city development: a case study of the Netherlands. Fen-Yu Lin, Otto Spijkers, Pernille van der Plank.
⦁ Self-organized collective action in the Floating Island Project. Nathalie Mezza-Garcia.
⦁ Changes in public commons as a consequence of urbanization: the Agara Lake in Bangalore, India. R D'Souza.
⦁ Le régime juridique des îles flottantes, entre fantasme et réalité en Polynésie française. Hervé Raimana Lallemant-Moe.
⦁ Fluid geographies: marine territorialization and the scaling up of local aquatic epistemologies on the Pacific coast of Colombia. Paula Satizábal.
⦁ The conservation “myths” we live by: reimagining human–nature relationships within the Scottish marine policy context. Ruth E. Brennan.
⦁ Floating architecture for a dynamic society: water as a media to explore flexibility. Layming Chang De Leon, Fort Mir, Josep Maria.
⦁ A review of design principles for community-based Natural Resource Management. Michael Cox, Gwen Arnold, Sergio Villamayor Tomás.
⦁ The shifting sea: from soft space to lively space. Stephen Jay.
⦁ Water Capitalism. The case for privatizing oceans, rivers, lakes, and aquifers. Walter Block.
⦁ From Stratton to USCOP: environmental law floundering at sea. Donna R. Christie.
⦁ Mining for humanity in the deep sea and outer space: the role of small states and international law in the extraterritorial expansion of extraction. Isabel Feichtner.
⦁ Floating cities navigating environmental compliance in the cruise industry. Daniel E. IIISmith, Denita L. Jones.
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Paving the Waves Conference
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