Drost + Van Veen
Water dwelling, anywhere on the water, 2001
The design by Drost, Van Veen and Haberlandt won a competition for water dwellings. The architects anticipate the Netherlands losing half its land surface to the sea within several decades, making the need for floating homes very urgent. Their 'Archimedes' house is capable of surviving any sea level rise and could be produced in shipyards. The materials and building techniques are derived from the shipbuilding, with thick sheet steel welded in sculptural shapes.