Floating Concrete Houses Proposed For Areas at Risk From Rising Sea Levels

 

British architecture studio Grimshaw and Dutch manufacturers Concrete Valley are developing Modular Water Dwellings that could be built in places at risk from climate change.

The floating houses would mitigate the risk of living in places that could be flooded as rising temperatures melting the ice caps. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, sea levels could rise as much as 1.1 metres by the year 2100.

Concrete pontoons – floating structures filled with air – would support a lower deck with walls and columns with a concrete living pod on top.Grimshaw and Concrete Valley also suggested their concept could be adopted in urban areas where land prices are to high to build affordable housing.

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