Ken Boddie en Interesting Engineering, Technology and Discoveries Ambassador • beBee 19/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +600

Noah's House?

Noah's House?

This house is built to facilitate rising river levels.  It is claimed that building this floating house was cheaper (and certainly more aesthetically appealing) than building ugly flood defence barriers.  Beats me how high the neighbours will keep up with these Jones?   🤔

More at this link:  https://www.dezeen.com/2014/10/15/baca-architects-amphibious-house-floating-floodwater/ 


Ken Boddie 27/11/2016 · #9

#8 Yes, Claire. Sure beats keeping a little Dutch boy on hand, just in case the dyke starts to leak? 😊

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Claire Cardwell 🐝 27/11/2016 · #8

I saw this house featured on Grand Designs - the engineering involved was amazing!

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Ken Boddie 24/11/2016 · #7

#4 A canny thought, Kev. Perhaps mooring fees are cheaper than Council rates?

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Ken Boddie 24/11/2016 · #6

#3 Ah Don, you are a man who economises on his words. 😊

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Ken Boddie 24/11/2016 · #5

#1 I suspect, however, that this solution is too complex and expensive, Lada, for the extensive flood prone regions around the world that need help. It's still a clever idea non the less.

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Kevin Pashuk 23/11/2016 · #4

I'm wondering if its a Scot who designed this (being married to one, I think of these things). I do remember seeing a small house built on a bridge for the very reason that in some jurisdictions that you weren't required to pay property tax if the home wasn't actually sitting on land.

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Don Kerr 23/11/2016 · #3

Brill!

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