the coral habitat which currently sustains virtually all of the Maldives will be the single most important element that gives this tiny nation at sea its only fighting chance of survival in the impending deluge that global warming is bringing. this thesis investigates the interaction between coral growth technologies, humans and marine ecosystems by proposing an architectural accompaniment to the life of the coral by adopting triangulated tubular artificial reef structures. the light penetrable structure is charged with an electrical current which triggers mineral precipitation accelerating growth. experts predict changes in temperature and sea levels would seriously disrupt ecosystems ultimately inundate the entire country. as sea levels rise, adaptive steel matrices will grow incrementally to maintain dry living spaces for land inhabitants, it will also provide a sheltered environment for marine and amphibious creatures to thrive.