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Floating Architecture: Preparing for a Life on Water

Hybrid Houseboats

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Hybrid Houseboats

These floating homes on the Ijsselmeer in The Netherlands are connected by docks but give the perception of a seemingly detached layout of water dwellings. The floating homes are supported by concrete "tubs" submerged in the water to a depth of half a story and a lightweight supporting steel construction is built on top. Features such as sunrooms, verandas, floating terraces and awnings can be attached.

Read the story: Floating Architecture: Finding Ways to Live With Rising Water.

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