The floating wooden houses in Ganvie, an African lake village, are no longer functioning well, putting rural living spaces at risk. In light of the problem, Iranian architect Sajjad Navidi has unveiled a concept called Puffer Village: a system of smart houses that can adapt to rising sea levels.
As the name suggests, the project builds on the anatomy of a pufferfish, known to inflate itself like a balloon to scare away or escape predators. The architect envisioned a floating system that could inflate and deflate depending on sea level and weather conditions.
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