Floating House Designs Available to the Masses

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Architects magazine features Carl Turner's house

 

Aware of the dangers of flooding, evermore immediate on the island that makes up the United Kingdom, London-based Carl Turner Architects has developed a new, open-source project called Floating House. With the idea that good architecture should be not be limited to the wealthy, and with a design focused on addressing the problematic floods in part due to climate change, the firm has in turn conceptualized a new style of home. For one, it targets unused space and waterways, as it utilizes an optional floating concrete hull as one of its floor plans (meaning the house could act as a stationary house-boat, common in the Netherlands). With sustainability in mind, the house also features a rainwater tank on the roof terrace, which serves for the house’s non-drinkable water use. READ MORE