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UK’s “first amphibious house” floats itself to escape flooding

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 25, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Jan 24, 2016 Clad in zinc shingles and ample high-performance glazing, the unique waterfront home rests on fixed foundations that are separated to allow the structure to float upwards when the River Thames overflows its banks. Here’s how it works: as floodwaters fill the fixed “dock” beneath the three-bedroom home, the water levels push the buoyant house upwards. To ensure that the home doesn’t float away, the structure is attached to four guideposts that...






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