4D Island | Maldives

Design and adaptation in the fluid archipelago.

About the Maldives

Averaging just 1.5m above sea level, seal level rise poses an existential threat to The Maldives. It is also one of the most dispersed countries in the world with just 298km2 of land area spread over 929,000km2 of the Indian ocean. The situation facing the Maldives is to a large extent spatial and therefore architectural.


  • Island Index Platform
  • Sea Level Rise
  • Live mapping
  • Risk Mapping
  • Island Planning


  • Prototypes
  • Parametric Architecture
  • Adaptable Urban Design