floating house

Island House - Garrick Eyot

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 09/11/2017 - 16:46
Floating Island House

Site : an island on the Thames with height restrictions both at the upper and lower levels due to the high risk of flooding. The site was only 6x8m and in order to make a 3 bedroom house it was necessary to have two floors. In order to build lower than the environmental agency required, we built the house as a boat so that in the event of flooding, it had the ability both to be flood resistant and if necessary 'float'. There was no road access so construction took place on a pontoon and deliveries were made via river crossing.