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Floating Architecture - Best Materials - ASAP ANSWER PLEASE

smith180

Hi I was wondering which material is best for floating a 5 bedroom house in England. Its for a project and I have chosen to design a house which will respond to 6-degee rise in temperature. Obviously sea levels will rise, so I need a solution.

Firstly, is it possible to have house on land which floats when water levels rise, and is it better than building on the water.

And secondly, which materials will allow my house to float best. Preferably low maintenance and long lasting.

I DONT CARE ABOUT BUDGET BTW.

I need as many replies today (Sunday,18/02/2017), as I need to submit my project today.

Many thanks...

 
Feb 18, 18 11:35 am
Superfluous Squirrel

Definitely Pykrete

Feb 18, 18 12:44 pm

So I don't know the material but things to try to prevent / mitigate with the material choices.

1 Salt water corrosion of metals 

2 Build up of barnacles or other invertebrates on the structure

3 Does the material degrade or weaken with repeated impact loading (happens in fiberglass)

Let us know what you figure out


Over and OUT

Peter N

Feb 18, 18 12:48 pm
randomised

Air.

Feb 18, 18 2:08 pm
tintt

Boats float.

Feb 18, 18 2:24 pm
Volunteer

The French in Louisiana are waaaaay ahead of you. The first floor is designed to be periodically flooded. The main living areas with the expensive furnishings are on the second floor. There are also scores of elements to mitigate the hot and humid climate which you will not need in the U/K. Just Google 'Louisiana plantation architecture'

Needless to say this eliminates the need for rube-Goldberg arrangements for water, sewage, and electrical connections.

Cheers.

Feb 18, 18 2:47 pm
wurdan freo

concrete blocks are perfect for your application. Put foam in the middle of the void and top and bottom with grout and your good to go... couple 1000 of those grouted together and you have a floating platform. 

Feb 18, 18 3:21 pm
citizen

Wow, you guys are accommodating!  OP may get to bed on time tonight.

Feb 18, 18 5:43 pm
Non Sequitur
My thesis advisor was working in a very similar project in Louisiana about 10 years ago. If only there was a place where lazy students could search for things.
Feb 18, 18 5:48 pm
citizen

NS's point is quietly chilling, and I see it with my students.

A few keystrokes entered into a ubiquitous Google (or other) search field to unearth a mass of information in less than a second is an epoch-defining advance achieved in only a decade or two.  And yet it's already considered too much work by those who've never known anything else.

God help us all.

Feb 18, 18 8:00 pm
RickB-Astoria

Hi I was wondering which material is best for floating a 5 bedroom house in England. Its for a project and I have chosen to design a house which will respond to 6-degee rise in temperature. Obviously sea levels will rise, so I need a solution. Firstly, is it possible to have house on land which floats when water levels rise, and is it better than building on the water. And secondly, which materials will allow my house to float best. Preferably low maintenance and long lasting. I DONT CARE ABOUT BUDGET BTW.

I need as many replies today (Sunday,18/02/2017), as I need to submit my project today.

Many thanks...

You failed. Considering you are a YEAR LATE !!!!

Feb 18, 18 9:49 pm
jamesaleisterbarcelona

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

jamesaleisterbarcelona

I thought I was the only one who noticed the date.

RickB-Astoria

Hahaha.... yeah. At first, I almost not noticed it but since I quoted the original post, it was there long enough in front of my face that as I was contemplating my response.... I noticed the year and voila.... there's my response. No point for a more elaborate response.

Volunteer

And: "which material is best for floating a 5 bedroom house"

Water? Just a guess. 

Feb 19, 18 9:10 am

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