UK’s “first amphibious house” floats itself to escape flooding
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukmb0heGyJk 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...