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Carl Turner Architects, who has recently won the RIBA housing competition and has been shortlisted for WAN Awards House of the Year 2012, is proposing a new design to face the flooding problem in the UK and in the world.
A lot of areas are in danger of flooding and protecting them from the risk with top-down landscaping measures – e.g. defence walls – is often too expensive. The problem should be solved at its root, focusing on the climate change and by making self-sufficient and carbon neutral houses.
The new design defines the construction of a floating house, which is part house and part boat, seeking to build on the condensed eco-system that boats naturally create at sea.
The lightweight house could be supported on different protective structures: a base in a flood-plain, on piles or on a floating base. The structure includes a cross-laminated timber frame and a thick