Published: 23 September 2015
The Structural Awards 2015: Shortlist Focus:
The Amphibious House project is a remarkable structure built on an island in the River Thames. During a flood the house can rise up by 2.5 metres, more than enough to cope with most local flood conditions. It remains operational and can be occupied as soon as the waters recede. Matthew Wells is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and a Director at engineering firm Techniker. Here he discusses the house and its implications for UK housebuilding.