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Ten floating architecture projects that sit directly on water



Last week Dezeen featured Bruges Diptych, a floating events pavilion in Belgium that references 15th-century canal homes. Here, we have rounded up 10 other floating architecture projects spanning housing, farms and event spaces.

Photo is by Kevin Scott
Portage Bay Float Home, US, by Studio DIAA
Located in Seattle on the northern end of Lake Union, thishouse by Studio DIAA looked to traditional floating homes of the area.
The home is square in plan and comprises a single level. It was built on top of a log-float foundation dating from the early 1900s and features a pitched roof and exterior walls clad in cedar and Richlite.
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Photo is by Ruben Dario Kleimeer
Floating Farm, The Netherlands, by Beladon and Goldsmith Envisioned and initiated by Peter and Minke van Wingerden of waterborne architecture company Beladon, and built by architecture studio Goldsmith, Floating Farm is a dairy farm in Rotterdam.
It was designed preemptively for a future where climate change and rising sea levels mean that farmland will become devastated by flooding. The structure generates its own electricity from floating solar panels and collects its own water from rainwater irrigation systems.
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Photo courtesy of Floating Homes Ltd
Chichester, UK, by Baca Architects
London-based architecture practice Baca Architects designed a boxy wood-clad floating home on Chichester Canal in the south of England.
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