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Amphibious House Design Goes With The Flow, Rises With Floods

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Images Credit A Site-Specific Experiment Thai architect Chuta Sinthuphan's projects shown in TreeHugger are usually made of shipping containers and address the issue of housing cost, but his latest, designed for the Thai government, looks a different problem: flooding. It isn't a new problem; Bangkok was once known as the "Venice of the East." Traditionally, Thai houses were often built on stilts, or even as rafts. Chuta writes that "Through our research, there were a few communities in southern Thailand that had built their homes as rafts on short pilings. So we embraced this idea as a starting point." ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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