Selected Work
creative systems thinking as it relates to architecture, urban design, and technologies

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Master Studio Project

Architecture, Sustainable Planning, Urban Design, Global Supply Chains, IPCC.


Lucinda Ng, Arina Kapitanova, Davit Nazaryan


Urban and System Design

With increased anthropogenic concerns over climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a special report for policy makers highlighting the importance of limiting global climate change to 1.5°C by 2050 with 4 potential pathways for achieving this target.

Amphibious is a project that explores how the intertwined net of waterways around our globe can be the backbone for constructing a new world with negative net emissions with positive human development.

People are creatures of land, having only explored 5% of the waterways and oceans. What if we were creatures of the water. What would we eat? How would we dress? What would we produce? What would we build our cities with?

We have always congregated around rivers and estuaries for the bounty of resources, but as cities developed, we barricaded ourselves away from them, polluted and fought against the powerful forces of nature, but it’s time to fully realize the potential of waterways as a tool to address climate change with algae, aquaculture and integrated water management strategies.

With a combination of shifting demand for environmentally responsible algae-produce, aquaculture and water management Amphibious creates CO2 sequestration from consumption to achieve the targets of the IPCC and ensure the success of new cities along the BRI as carbon negative cities while transforming existing cities.

© Jennifer Jiang 2023