The Dutch Way: From Houseboat to Water House

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The Dutch Way: From Houseboat to Water House
© dRMM, courtesy RIBA
Swan swimming amongst waterhourses, Ijburg, Waterbuurt West, Amsterday
Architecture on and around water is the subject of this RIBA talk, which looks at the ways in which living on water has long exercised designers' imaginations – from Buckminster Fuller's Triton City to Kiyonori Kikutake's Marine City. Speakers including architect Alex de Rijke and Mike Luddy from the Royal Docks Management Authority talk about whether water-based communities are becoming a realistic proposition rather than just a utopian dream and if one day we'll see the likes of London's Royal Victoria Docks developed as viable floating communities complete with businesses, homes and services. Booking essential.


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