Dreamy East River Water Farm Designs

March 5, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Inspired by visions of a more sustainable East River, Italian brothers Massimiliano and Emanuele Ercolani of DoKC Lab created these stunning designs for a New York City “water farm.” The drawings, with their lava-colored skies and minimalistic trees, have a very dreamlike quality to them — although the eco-structures they depict, like underwater hydroelectric generators, are entirely feasible.

Sadly, chances are the Ercolani bros’ utopian vision won’t be actualized any time soon, womp womp. At least we still have the NYCEDC’s forthcoming East River Waterfront Esplanade project to look forward to.