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Rachel Armstrong explains how a synthetic “limestone-like” support structure could be grown underneath Venice to prevent the city from sinking.

Source: www.dezeen.com

At my last visit to Venice this was a topic of discussion at my hotel. With this way of lateral thinking it’s certainly a different way that one can use technology – the idea that confers inert materials with some of the properties of living things. Venice could engage itself in a struggle for survival against the destructive impact of the elements in which it is situated.

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Growing a "giant artificial reef" could stop Venice sinking

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In the second part of our interview with Rachel Armstrong, the senior University of Greenwich lecturer explains how a synthetic "limestone-like" support structure could be grown underneath Venice to prevent the city's foundations being eroded.



Read more: http://www.dezeen.com/2014/05/30/movie-rachel-armstrong-future-venice-growing-giant-artificial-reef/