Resilience measure: Amphibious building


Amphibious buildings lie on the ground out of flood periods and are likely to float when the water level rises during flood. They do not therefore float permanently unlike the floating buildings which can be found in many countries in urban areas along lakes or slow-flowing rivers. The principle is to erect the building structure on a float. When moving vertically with water level variations, these floats are guided by vertical posts to avoid the drift of the amphibious building. Flexible piping allows energy/water feeding and waste drainage.
(Vojinovic Z., 2015, p. 124)

Co-benefits and impacts

Amphibious buildings can demonstrate excellent resilience capacity as water does not penetrate the building.

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Last modified: Sept. 19, 2016, 8:21 a.m.