Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Big announcement coming soon

Baca Architects and Craft: Pegg Landscape Architects have won a major UK competition of national importance. It’s very different to what we’re best known for plus it’s funded by the Chancellor.  More news coming soon.                                 ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Baca Architects shortlisted for the 2016 British Homes Awards

Baca Architects is shortlisted for this year’s British Homes Awards. The shortlist was judged by a high-profile jury chaired by Robert Adam of ADAM Architecture. It included AJ editorial director Paul Finch, Jo McCafferty of Levitt Bernstein, BRE chief executive Peter Bonfield and architect Lynne Sullivan. The annual awards, is backed by the Sunday Times. Read more about it here https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/finalists-named-in-british-homes-awards-flood-resistant-house-contest/10009716.fullarticle                             ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016 - Finalist

With a record number of entries, from small practices through to large commercial firms, BD Architect of the Year Awards announced the shortlist for 2016. With great excitement, Baca Architects has been shortlisted amongst the finalists for the category Individual House of the Year, again!  Link to the website http://awards.bdonline.co.uk/2016-shortlist/  The 12th edition of the awards is set to be bigger and more exciting than ever. They will take place on 9 March 2016 at London ExCeL’s Platinum Suite in collaboration with Ecobuild , the leading exhibition for the construction and energy market. The awards will be held on the evening of Ecobuild’s Architecture day, creating one of the largest gatherings of architects in the UK. This new combined offering creates a valuable and unique opportunity for the most innovative and established practices to meet, celebrate and do business.      ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Far and Wide

News of Baca’s recent awards has attracted international recognition with exciting commissions for work in Belgium, Dubai and Doncaster. Media attention has also been growing with recent coverage in France and Germany as well as closer to home. In 2014 Baca won the AR/MIPIM future masterplanning award. This has lead to commissions in Belgium and the UK. In 2015 Grand Designs revisited the Amphibious House to see the final finished building in all its working splendour. In 2015 Baca won the NLA award for ideas to tackle the housing crisis. This has lead to an invitation to design a floating village in Dubai, which the team are currently working on with ARUP international.                ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Tonight: Grand Designs Revisits The Amphibious House, 9pm C4 

One year on from the original show, Kevin McCloud returns tonight to discover what has happened with one of the most ambitious Grand Designs ever – the UK’s first Amphibious House.The fully completed building is revealed to the cameras and put through its paces to find out if it floats. The owners of this remarkable residence show how they have settled into their stunning and distinctive home. The couple’s dream of living in a flood-prone location with strict planning constraints was made possible by the construction the UK’s first amphibious house – a building that rests on the ground on fixed foundations but, whenever a flood occurs, rises up in its dock and floats there buoyed by the water. You can catch the story of this pioneering building, see how it has progressed and watch new landmark events since its completion tonight at 9pm on C4.                 ​

Vision Event, London 2-3 June 2015 – Amphibious And Flood-Resilient Homes Workshop

​Buoyant Starts Selected As Winner In NLA Housing Competition 

Buoyant Starts, Baca’s collaboration with Floating Homes Ltd, has been selected as one of theten winning ideas in the NLA international ideas competition New Ideas for Housing.  The competition aims to help solve the London housing shortage and the ten winning ideas will be presented to the Greater London Authority who will study their feasibility as options for the future of the London housing market. Buoyant Starts addresses the housing crisis in Greater London by providing high-quality prefabricated floating homes, at an affordable price, on the unused water space of the capital.  There are approximately 50 linear miles of rivers and canals forming the waterways network of the Greater London area, and an additional 150 hectares of developable waterspace in the city’s docks, marinas, and basins. An  of all 100 shortlisted entries to the competition will be on display in the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre from 15 October to 17 December, supported by a three month programme of talks, conferences and tours.                 ​

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