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This 'Amphibious House' Is Designed to Be Flooded

Most of the time when design and architecture focuses on flooding, the focus is on the very reasonable goal of preventing the floodwaters from reaching the building (or, at least, from reaching the important parts of the building). Not so, with this English house located on the River Thames from Baca Architects, which just leans right in to the idea of encroaching floodwaters. When the Thames floods, the house is designed to simply float in its foundation (with guide posts ensuring that it doesn't just float away). This is not Baca's first project involving floating buildings, either.

· Baca Architects completes bouyant house on the River Thames [Dezeen, via Inhabitat]