One major topic that always seems to be on the back of my mind or i hear something about it...is global warming and how the world might reach a point at which it will become out of controll. one of the leading factors to the warming of the earth is the melting of the polar ice caps. As the ice caps melt it is leaving less and less of an area to reflect some of the suns heat rays back in to the atmosphere. As mores ice caps melt the quicker this process is suposse to happen.
I know that this isn't really a building but to me it seems like it could be architecturally related to it. i would want to design some white reflective material and put it out on the oceans to simulate the polar ice caps. as a result it would relect some of the rays (hopefully) on the barges there could be research facilities to montier the atmospere. if need be the white material could be used on roofs of new building that go up.