05-04-2011 Graduation project: Affordable sustainable floating houses

Two students from the Avans, University of applied sciences, did their final project on sustainable floating housing. DeltaSync coached them in this project.

The motivation for their research is the combination of a shortage of space for water storage on the one hand, and a shortage of space for living on the other. The lack of space results in high land prices and increasing sustainability requirements increase construction costs. This creates an urgent shortage of affordable housing. They conducted a feasibility study for affordable sustainable floating homes. Their main research objectives were young couples without childeren, who are looking to buy their first house.

The study used a reference property which led to a sustainable design. Eventually it became clear that the initial design had to be modified to ensure the financial feasibility. This study is a first step in achieving affordable housing on the water. Further research will optimize designs for affordable floating housing and will help the process of realization of these houses in the future. 

 

 





01-12-2014 Research findings BlueRevolution on urban scale

At a global scale, it is known that the BlueRevolution has a huge potential. On a much smaller scale however, the urban scale, little was known. A recent study in the Rotterdam City Region has shown that there is also a great potential on the urban scale.The study examined the...[more]


28-11-2014 Webinars Drijvend Bouwen online terug te kijken

This article is only available in Dutch

Op dinsdag 4 november j.l. heeft deel 2 van de Webinar Waterkwaliteit en Drijvend Bouwen plaatsgevonden. Rutger de Graaf en Floris Boogaard hebben onderzoek verricht naar de waterkwaliteit en ecologie bij drijvend bouwen. Zij hebben in...[more]


31-10-2014 Research on comfort levels for floating platforms

Morten Joe Slingsby, Master student Offshore Engineering at TU Delft, recently finished his internship at DeltaSync. In cohesion with our research for the Seasteading Insitute, we were very interested in the level of comfort of living on a seastead, more specifically two...[more]


24-10-2014 Demonstration underwater drone

On Monday 13 October DeltaSync gave a demonstration of the new underwater drone in the Harnaschpolder, Delft. One of the attendants was Ronald Vuijk, member of the Dutch House of Representatives and former member of the Executive Board of Delft. During his career as a member of...[more]


24-10-2014 University of New Orleans tests Floating City project's concept design

The Floating City project has entered the next phase. In their newsletter the Seasteading Institute reports that a model of the project's concept design is being tested in a so-called 'wave tank' at the University of New Orleans. The study is led by Michael Capitain of Welwynd...[more]


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