Bamboo House Floats When It Floods
Architectural firm in South East Asia look for ways to keep people and their homes safe during extreme weather.
Flooding is a common problem across South East Asia – leaving many people’s homes in complete devastation. The frequency of which could increase over the coming years due to climate change – and this is exactly why an architectural firm based in Vietnam called H&P Architects has come up with a way to combat the floods.
The houses they have designed can be made from natural resources in the loca area – such as bamboo and leaves. The ability to float comes from empty oil containers which are built into the base of the structure. When confronted with a flood, the houses will simply rise up with the water, avoiding the brunt of the water’s force. To ensure they don’t drift away, they houses are secured with anchors and ties.