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Floating Homes, Maasbommel, Netherlands

Thursday 12 Apr 2007

Dutch prepare for global warming

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12/08/12 sarunas, Lituania
I have not expencive idea to make floating islands or homes. Till now not published. www.architectsarunas.weebly.com
16/07/10 j fasulo, Beacon
So. .. For arguments sake; If the sea causes a rise of, say 3 to 5 meters, the houses float at that height.. Terrific, one would assume that the accompanying storm surge and wind will make kindling out of homes that are advertised to be of light-weight wood construction. While I don't look forward to seeing stories of what could only be a disaster; I'm wondering when and if these structures will be tested by the elements, not just as models in a test tank..!!
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19/11/09 Teng, Mandaluyong
This is what we need in low-lying areas in the Philippines.

Factor Architecten designs amphibious homes 

With some 50% of its land mass only one metre above sea level and much of it actually below, the Netherlands is taking an active interest in Global Warming and the associated increase in sea level. All of its Universities are united in one big programme with the Government. They have a team of over 500 people working on climate proofing the Netherlands. So it’s no surprise that its architects are leading the way in innovative flood proof homes. Factor Architecten's design in Maasbommel is neither a houseboat nor a floating house, but an amphibious home that rests on land but is built to rise when the water level rises. Sitting on a hollow concrete foundation it is attached to six iron posts sunk into the bottom. When the river swells the house will float up to as much as five and a half meters, laterally secured by two horizontal mooring posts that connect it to the neighboring house. Simply floating back down as the water subsides. It is part of a new experiment in living in areas where flooding is a worry. Instead of fighting against the elements the Dutch people can now enjoy the water and work with it.

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