Amphibious Architecture

Since looking into amphibious architecture I have come across a handful of current solutions used that have been developed in areas that have been at the mercy of extreme flooding in recent years. The first I have been looking at have come out of the New Orleans flooding from Katrina in 2005. Architects have designed a system that can be attached to existing buildings that provides buoyancy aids to structures. The floats sit below the buildings and bring the house up to the water surface if high water levels were to return. I have drawn a 3D model of such a house as a method of researching its construction.


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