British architects and Dutch builders have teamed up to present the environmental project of floating houses that can be assembled as a designer. Promised solar panels, recycling system of rainwater and the opportunity at any time to change the view. Plus you can not be afraid of rising sea levels, which threatens coastal cities.
The design Studio Grimshaw and construction company Valley Concrete jointly developed a project of a modular floating homes Modular Dwellings Water. They have a lot of advantages, but three main is mobility, the ability to withstand climate change and energy autonomy, writes BI.
How everything will work
Standardized elements to build floating houses will be manufactured at the factory as part of the designer. This approach is used by many manufacturers of modular homes in order to make products more affordable and to allow customers to find the design for their needs.
Designers called low cost and resistance to environmental changes, the main benefits of the project, which, according to them, will offer “affordable housing, free from the constraints of terrestrial construction and resistant to the increasing threat of sea-level rise”.
Factory Concrete Valley located in the Netherlands, and the house will gather right outside the coastal zone, then immediately it was possible to tow them to the customer. It will also reduce costs, because companies do not need to pay the rent Assembly plants.
Models of houseboats
According to the designers, they offer buyers “affordable housing, free from the limitations of houses on land”. It should be noted that according to the UN report, the global sea level in the next 80 years will grow more than a meter, and hundreds of millions of inhabitants of coastal regions may be left without their homes.
The role of the cooling system designers use water under the house. The upper level is covered with solar panels to generate energy with a system for the collection and treatment of rainwater. Heat exchangers create the total amount of energy, if some of these houses are floating around. Then, the potential of the home becoming independent.
The rest of the design is also created with the idea of minimal power consumption. Each level is well insulated, and flat roofs can break the gardens. While the designers are working on the prototype, because the final price of the house in the sale is not defined as the cost of its operation.
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