An amphibious house is a building that rests on the ground on fixed foundations but whenever a flood occurs, rises up in its dock and floats there buoyed by the floodwater.The amphibious house is located adjacent to the River Thames (...)
This home is an excellent example of design and construction for temperate climates and energy conservation. The Taft School faculty home serves as a high performance residence and learning lab for students. In US climate zone 5, it (...)
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-Rigorous integration of the concept of healthand well-being in parallel with the concept of passive construction,proving that"passive" and"health" are not in contradiction; -Controls, analyses and measurements upon completion of construction; -Production of teaching material (documentary film, book, specific documentaries); -Contact with the owner-occupiersisestablished and maintained in order to allow long-term observation of theconstruction and validate the choices made.
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