Meet UK’s first Amphibious House!

This three bedroom house is located on an island in the picturesque stretch of the Thames that passes through Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The site is designated Flood Zone 3b and within a Conservation Area. Photos courtesy of Baca Architects website.

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A buoyant house was built near the River Thames, in the United Kingdom. With some of the most iconic contemporary home design elements, this house reunites the scenic views with one of the world’s first problems: the environment.

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The UK’s “first amphibious house” by Baca Architects, rises in its dock-like foundations to avoid flood water.  Baca Architects founders Richard Coutts and Robert Barker designed Formosa for an island in the middle of the River Thames in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

 

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The house is composed of a utility room, study, dining room and cinema room with the entertaining spaces and bedrooms arranged over a further two upper floors creating a luxury dwelling on a cinematic place.

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To provide an early warning of flooding, the whole house was built to let the owners of this contemporary house plans to be warned if there is a threat to their safety.

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The modern house design is covered in zinc shingles and has a glazed gable that overlooks a small garden design, which slopes up from the edge of the river and is designed to provide an early warning of flooding.


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