Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Morphosis Float House in New Orleans

Image: Morphosis

Architect Thom Mayne, founder and design director for Morphosis, is introducing a new concept for building below sea level in places like New Orleans - the float house.

Well, not quite so new. Houseboats have been around for quite a while, and several prototypes have appeared in the Netherlands lately, but it is the first permitted floating house in the United States.

And, in case of flood - it floats!

The float house is affordable ($150,000) and sustainable; it operates off the grid. Mayne worked with Brad Pitt to make this idea a reality.

Check out the Float House page on Morphosis' website.

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