Great thoughts. Loved the innovative thinking.
I'm thinking of a tree house , this would be like a a gigantic tree house experiment types. Would be fun though.
The challenge could be sourcing services like water, plumbing et al.. solveable though.
I think we need more tiny experiments and showcase successes.
I'm from Bangalore India and almost all houses here have flat rooftops. Incremental self build housing is a norm.
Most people partly use the flat terraces for drying cloths, chillies et al. Houses here don't have backyards because of the high population density here. But have flat rooftops. Rooftops are akin to backyards in the US.
I liked the terms you used. Creating 'Artificial Land', 'Space Harvesting' and Urban Development Innovation.
I've been eying rooftops to add distributed micro housing units to provide affordable rental housing to migrants and providing livelihood to small house owners in the sub urbs where permitting is relatively easy compared to core urban areas and incremental housing is a norm.
Also liked and had thought of the idea before of creating a raised platform deck above slum huts to add additional housing using the vertical space above.
I use modular industrial shelving frames aka slotted angle iron frames to build modular structures.
Check out some inspiration for my work from Dexion founder of slotted angles and some of my projects below.
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Thank you for the continued inspiration.