Rising Sea Level is one of the direct impacts of Climate Change, the coastal city Karachi in Pakistan faces. This is an investigation into ways interventions can be designed and implemented adhering to the approach of adaptation.
Rather than separation of nature from the urban environment, this prototype looks into embracing the change in water levels. In 2019, Karachi faced flooding due to heavy monsoon rains, which interrupted accessibility for an area called Neher-e-Khayyam. This area comprises of two parallel streets separated by a kilometre long water channel. This channel, initially carried clean water, but is currently contaminated by sewage discharge. This study is a look into revitalising the channel for public use. Making it a fundamental part of the urban environment, the landscape, and housing typology have been proposed as a flexible plug-in prototype adapting to both temporary and permanent flooding as time progresses.