Baca Architects update the 'Flood Resilient Design' chapter in the 6th Edition of the Metric Handbook

Baca Architects are honoured to update the chapter: Flood Resilient Design in the forthcoming 6th edition of the Metric Handbook.  The metric handbook is … … the major handbook of planning and design information for architects and architecture students. Covering basic design data for all the major building types, it is the ideal starting point for any project. For each building type, the book outlines the basic design requirements and all of the principal dimensional data, whilst also providing succinct guidance on how to utilise the information and any comply with design regulations.As well as building types, the Metric Handbook deals with broader aspects of design such as materials, acoustics and lighting, and general design data on human dimensions and space requirements. The Metric Handbook provides an invaluable resource for solving everyday design and planning problems. The updated chapter will feature the newly completed Shipston Road Flood Resilient Multiple Unit Housing scheme in Stratford-Upon-Avon in the UK - which is in close proximity to William Shakespeare’s birth-place! ​

AJ Summit 2021: Virtual conference with Baca Director: Richard Coutts

This year the AJ Summit is going digital! Baca director Richard Coutts will be among the speakers scheduled to  The annual conference will take place virtually on the 25th of March You can read the full details for the event by following the link here

Flood Resilient Homes - COMPLETE!

This week, we are delighted to share some photos of our newly constructed Flood Resilient Houses in Stratford-upon-Avon!.With this, we also bring you an article by STIR World which describes the implimented flood defence strategies and showcase some extra details. Excerpt from the article below:.‘Their designs for 11-high quality homes have regenerated a brownfield flood-risk site that has laid inactive for over a decade, relieving the effects of inundation in an Environment Agency Flood Zone 2 and 3 designated area.’ - STIR World.You can read the full article here:.https://www.stirworld.com/see-features-baca-architects-elevate-residences-above-flood-risked-site-in-stratford-uk.And view the project in full here:.Baca Architects - Flood Resilient Homes

The Clubhouse - Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort

It’s the time for the second post in the double-bill this week!As the month of November has seemingly passed faster than you say ‘Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort’, we already find ourselves at the penultimate post of the series!Now, we bring you the Ashwicken Lake Clubhouse!Sitting within the perimeter of the lake and accessible by bridge, the clubhouse hosts a range of activities for holiday-goers and locals alike. Activities such as, yoga, swimming, sauna, massage, physio and luxury dining.The Clubhouse also features a deep decking area which people can use to sun-bath, jump into the lake or just explore the surrounding lake environment from different vantage points.One of the key-selling points of this Clubhouse is it’s retractable swimming pool roof. On a beautiful summers day in Norfolk, the pool roof can be fully retracted so that pool-loungers can bask directly in the sun and swimmers can feel safe swimming directly ‘in the middle of the lake’.Make sure to follow @bacaarchitects to see which typology will conclude our Luxury Wellness Resort series, next week! We promise, you won’t be disappointed!Find out more about our Luxury Wellness Resort at:https://wickenwater.com/

Floating Villas - Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort

The Baca Team have been busy recently! Stretched between the continents of North America and Oceania last week, we now return [much!] closer to home this week and find ourselves back in Norfolk.To catch-up with the Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort series, this week we’ll be having a double-bill!First up this week, we have the Floating Villas!Hosting two storeys, the first floor level is dedicated entirely to a luxurious living space, for a family of up to 6, to function comfortably with the back-drop of an elevated view out across the Ashwicken Lake that is suitable for any family occasion!A mix of single and double sized bedrooms occupy the lower level and benefit from a more intimate connection with the lake water-level - but rest-assured, these are ‘Floating’ Villas, so you needn’t worry about any unexpected baths!Follow @bacaarchitects to see which typology we have to share with you from Ashwicken Lake next.Find out more about our Luxury Wellness Resort at:https://wickenwater.com/

Floating Lodges - Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort

It’s Week 2 of the ‘Luxury Wellness Resort’ @bacaarchitects Instagram series!This week we are sharing some images of our Floating Lodges.Similar to our ‘Resilient Villas’, which you can see from last weeks’ post, the Floating Lodges feature a gable roof and host panoramic views out to the centre and across the Ashwicken Lake from the comfort of the warmly detailed and decorated interior living spaces.These Floating Lodges, arranged in clusters around the perimeter of the lake cater for groups of holiday-goers in parties requiring up to 3-Bedrooms.During the event of high rainfall or flood, these buildings rise and fall with the lake water level - meaning that whatever the weather outside you can be sure to stay dry inside!Follow @bacaarchitects to see which typology we have to share with you from Ashwicken Lake next week.Find out more about our Luxury Wellness Resort at:https://wickenwater.com/​

Resilient Villas - Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort

The team at Baca Architects have wanted to share more images from our Luxury Wellness Resort project in Norwich for some time now.So we’ve decided to dedicate the whole month of November (and possibly beyond) to sharing some images of the different building typologies that will occupy the ‘Ashwicken Lake’.Pictured this week are the ‘Resilient Villas’!These villas are raised on stilts and located around the periphery of the lake. By raising the villas on stilts, in the event of a flood, water can pass underneath the building without causing harm to the villas or their inhabitants.Follow @bacaarchitects to see which typology we have to share with you from Ashwicken Lake next week.Find out more about our Luxury Wellness Resort at:https://wickenwater.com/​

The Ring - Norfolk Luxury Wellness Resort

With the clocks going back this week and the winter nights drawing in earlier, the Baca team have been collectively reminiscing about the warm hues of summer sunsets......and how well it compliments our Aquatecture!This image is of ‘The Ring’, one of the proposals for our latest Luxury Wellness Resort in Norfolk, more on this to follow.Find out more about our Luxury Wellness Resort at:https://wickenwater.com/​ Follow @bacaarchitects on Instagram to see more like this!

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