Sunday, September 4, 2011

Floating homes?


I hope everyone remained safe and has dried out from the wrath of hurricane Irene last week. Certain areas got hit harder than others like North Carolina where homes were submerged underwater. So, wouldn't it be cool if homes were able to float? Well get this: Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation, responsible for rebuilding New Orleans after Katrina, has teamed up with Morphosis Architects to unveil eight green homes that float when flooded.

So no surprise here.... FAVE design of the week:

According to Thom Mayne of Morphosis, the house floats when floodwaters rise and glides up 12 foot guideposts. Its like a house boat, who knew? The house is made up of green materials and breaks away from electric lines and plumbing and has batteries to power up kitchen appliances and other devices inside up to three days.  Here are some images: conceptual to completion:





Talk about innovative green design! I would love to see this in action!
M

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