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Floating House by Brad Wanek Hangs Flood and Tide-Resistant

 - May 12, 2011
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Dwellings with a lake or ocean view will always be in demand, and this Floating House by Brad Wanek suggests a safe way to live by the seashore.

Climate change has been spurring extreme weather conditions, and one's fear of flooding, larger waves and gradual rising water levels makes this little abode an attractive retreat.

The H2O Architecture project is fundamentally a single-storey bungalow with an empty underbelly resembling the hull of a boat. The long, rounded structure is suspended by supports not unlike expansive fishing rods that arch over and towards the water. On command, the whole home can be lifted up along the curved poles and away from the sea swell. The Floating House by Brad Wanek can even turn to face its windowed wall in a different direction, should the threat of high winds blow across.