The Department for Environment latest report "National Flood Review" highlights key site flood risks, if we want to enjoy living by the water we need more thoughtful home designs.
A CONTEMPORARY FLOATING HOME ON THE THAMES IN WEST LONDON an article by Design Hunter
"This one bedroom floating home on the River Thames in West London was designed by Hertfordshire based company Eco Floating Homes. Bright, modern and stylish, built from sustainable, low maintenance materials.
How should architects and designers seek to build homes for the future with climate change and rising water levels in mind?
It's a question that was much discussed in the immediate aftermath of the devastating floods that hit parts of the UK. A huge amount of debate was devoted to how we should plan for the future, it is argued that rather than seeking to defend our homes against water we should seek out more harmonious ways of living alongside it.
Building floating homes on water is not a new idea. The Dutch have been doing it for years. With riverside and coastal areas under increasing threat from rising water levels, floating homes look set to become increasingly popular. It's easy to see why as building new floating homes on water is also an attractive option in overcrowded cities like London where house prices are increasing at an ever alarming rate."