Vernacular architecture inspires flood-proof housing

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Urbanisation in Southeast Asia has to cope with land subsidence, rain floods, clogged rivers, storm surges and typhoons. On particular locations, like in the deserted fish ponds in the Manila Bay Area in the Philippines, floating housing can be an attractive building style. PhD researcher Pieter Ham and Finch Floating Homes are inspired by centuries-old building technologies to design 21st century housing.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalTU Delft DeltaLinks
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2018


  • Flood risk
  • Flood management
  • Spatial planning
  • Urbanism
  • Disaster risk management

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