Should we build on floodplains?

Sian
24 Feb 2014

Robert Barker speaks to WAN about his experiences in working with water

As you will have read in the news over the past few weeks, the United Kingdom has been battered by adverse weather causing widespread flooding. The cost of the damage has been enormous and despite a smattering of sunshine over the weekend, there is more rain forecast for this week.

While the practice of working with water has been explored overseas with positive results, it is still to take off on a major scale in the UK. Michael Hammond spoke to Director of London-based Baca Architects, Robert Barker this week to find out more about the firm’s approach to working with, rather than against, water.

Click here to listen to Michael’s conversation with Robert Barker.

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