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The basic timber structure was prefabricated and then assembled in the site.xxx
The roof was made up of steel and wood and then covered up with PVC roofing in thesite and then lifted upto the structure.The house was designed based on the view of the water.Services:The houses gets all the facilities like other houses in Netherland.The house is heated by the central heating system with natural gas. It has connectionwith water, sewage, electricity and gases network as all other houses.The only difference is the connection between the house and the pipeline on the land.Between each pair of the houses there is a connection from the dock to the sides of thehouses.The length of the pipes and cables are taking extra for serving during the floods.Conclusion:The concept of floating have been proved in various places in small scale tests. Here inMassbommel, 14 houses have been floating since 2005 and 32 amphibious houses duringflood in 2011 has proved to meet the requirement of the floating structure.Both structures need regular maintenanceBut no alteration is done since their constructionJamaica: Port Maria and Bliss PasturesxxxiChapter 8Case Studies
Numerous low-income areas of Jamaica are subject to severe repetitive seasonal flooding.Lacking adequate government support, these communities require s flood mitigation strategythat is both affordable and simple to implement.The communities of Port Pastures, Jamaica are two communities that are significantlyimpacted by seasonal flooding. Flooding in these areas causes significant damage to homesand creates significant health risks due to overflowing open pit latrines. Despite repetitiveflood damage, Jamaicans continue to live in these flood prone communities. Amphibiousretrofit is a cost-sensitive way to keep inhabitants and their possessions safe from flooding.By applying a buoyant foundation system using buoyancy blocks composed of expandedpolystyrene, and using half-length telephone poles or locally harvested decay-resistant treespecies for the vertical guidance posts, members of these low-income communities can retrofittheir existing homes with amphibious foundations at minimal cost, protecting themselves andtheir possessions from flood damage.Buoyant foundation retrofits can be affordable for people of limited means. When comparedto the potential cost of relocating and repairing flood damage, buoyant foundation retrofits area low-cost, low-environmental impact solutions.xxxii
[a][b]Mechanism of floating: [a] ground position[ b] floating positionConstruction mechanismxxxiii
The Float House- Morphogenesis ArchitectsLocation:1638 Tennessee St,New Orleans, LA 70117, USAArchitects:Morphosis ArchitectsProject Area:88.0 sqmProject Year:2009The FLOAT House is a new kind of house: a house that can sustain its own water and powerneeds; a house that can survive the floodwaters generated by a storm and also a house that canbe manufactured cheaply to function as a low-income house.

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