Filming and Float-testing the Amphibious House

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

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The UK’s first amphibious house passes the float test with flying colours.  Water from the neighbouring Thames was pumped into the dock in order to float and balance the concrete hull of this groundbreaking building.

 

The float test was recorded on camera for a forthcoming TV show of the pioneering design, located in Marlow.  Members of Baca and the engineering team from Technicker watched as the dock in which the house will rest was filled with water to simulate flood conditions, and the concrete hull the building will rest on tweaked, to perfect its balance and test the waterproofing.

 

The amphibious house is scheduled to be completed this autumn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baca Architects is led by Richard Coutts.  We are specialised in architecture, urban planning and research related to living, working and recreation on water.

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