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Could floating houses solve London's property crisis?

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Kate Lloyd

A London-based architect firm has revealed a game-changing plan to help solve the city's housing crisis. Baca Architects has developed a design for a floating house that could sit on London's waterways.

The project, which has been long listed for the New London Architecture awards, aims to install the homes in disused space along London's 50 miles of rivers and canals as well as the 150 hectares of docklands, marinas and basins. It could provide 7,500 houses, priced at £150,000 for a two-bed.

'Buoyant Starts aims to address the housing crisis in Greater London by providing high-quality, prefabricated floating homes at an affordable price on the un-used water space of the capital,' say the firm.

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