Printer Friendly

Graduate launches floating home.

Graduate Oliver Moore could not have chosen a more apt moment to launch his design for a floating home.

Northumbria University graduate Oliver, 24, unveiled his model yesterday as the rain lashed down in Newcastle.

Design for Industry graduate Oliver came up with the idea of a floating house for his final year degree show.

Initially conceived as affordable accommodation for young people, it could also be used in areas at risk of flooding.

Oliver said: "The house is prefabricated and lightweight and could easily be assembled both at home and overseas in emergency situations.

"With all the recent floods, the focus has been on the problem of insurance, but surely we need to look at the whole concept of housing design, especially in areas at risk of flooding."

The floating house can move if its occupier changes jobs or areas, and with an estimated market value of between pounds 60,000 and pounds 70,000, it would appeal to first-time buyers.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 20, 2004
Previous Article:Ford in peril after second risky rescue.
Next Article:Flood scares as the rain goes on.

Related Articles
Architects unveil 'Brad Pitt's' floating house that can fight floods effectively.
Architects unveil 'Brad Pitt's' floating house that can fight floods effectively.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters