POD OFF-GRID: Explorations of Zero-Carbon Waterborne Communities


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SpecificationsSKU: 90496Size: 8 x 10″ Portrait Pages: 208 Binding: Flexibound Publication Date: July 2016 ISBN: 978-1-935935-15-5 World Rights: Available

Despite the continued risk of widespread flooding through climate change, living, working, and playing on water continues to be a necessity and a way of life for many. In the context of population increase, rapid urbanization, and technological advancement, architects and urban planners have an opportunity to rethink the city of tomorrow and embrace an element that accounts for 2/3 of the Earth’s surface area.

Professor Jason Pomeroy has pushed the boundaries of sustainable design on land through his research into zero-carbon developments and the role of urban greenery in the sky through his pioneering studies on the role of skycourts and skygardens. In this book he explores the ideas behind self-sustaining low / zero energy waterborne communities. Built case studies from around the world and a selection of students’ work further explore how to one day address many of the social, spatial, cultural, economic, environmental, and technological challenges of tomorrow

Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV personality. He graduated with Bachelor and Masters degrees from the Canterbury School of Architecture and Cambridge University, and received his PhD from the University of Westminster. He is the Founding Principal of Singapore-based urbanism, architecture, and design firm, Pomeroy Studio, and the author of Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today (ORO 2011) and The Skycourt and Skygarden: Greening the Urban Habitat (Routledge 2014). Jason also promotes the role architecture plays in society through his critically acclaimed television series, City Time Traveller and ‘City Redesign’.

About Pomeroy Studio

Pomeroy Studio is an award-winning international firm of designers and thought leaders of sustainable built environments. The studio comprises of master planners, landscape architects, architects, interior and graphic designers, as well as sustainability consultants and academics. Quantitative and qualitative research complements an interdisciplinary design process that lies at the foundation of their creative design and decision-making. This has allowed the studio to generate people-centred places, from the micro-scale of dwellings to the macro-scale of cities; and push the envelope of design and research by balancing a ‘creative vigour with an academic rigour’.

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 10 × 2 in

8 x 10" Portrait





Publication date

July 2016



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