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Floating homes, a suburban megacity and more ideas to solve London's housing crisis

Isabelle Aron

Environment think-tank New London Architecture is on a mission to help solve London's housing crisis, which is why they ran a competition to see what architects around the world could come up with. They've now released the top ten ideas, which include proposals for floating homes on waterways, a megacity on the inner London green belt to the M25, turning suburban gardens into communal living spaces, and building apartments on top of public buildings such as hospitals, schools and libraries.

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The competition received 200 submissions from over 20 countries, and the NLA will now present the ten finalists' ideas to the Greater London Authority, which will look at whether any of the proposals could be put into place.

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Take a look at some more of the designs:

Natasha Reid: Intimate Infrastructures

RMM Architects: WoodBlocks

RMM Architects: WoodBlocks

WSP Parson Binkerhoff: Housing Over Public Assets

See some of the designs on display in the New Ideas for Housing exhibition at the NLA Gallery from October 15 at 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT.

Not convinced we need floating houses? Someone is renting out a tent in a London living room for £550pcm.

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