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. 

 

 


16-08-2010 Congresses

In the coming months, DeltaSync will be present at a number of national and international congresses. These are:

Watercities is Transition

August 23th and 24th in AmsterdamThe topic of this congres is how do cities react op different current problems such as grow and...[more]


30-07-2010 New adress

DeltaSync has moved to a new building. The new adress is:

Molengraaffsingel 12-14

2629 JD Delft

Our phone number remains the same.[more]


01-07-2010 Winner Student competition Harnaschpolder

The entry 'Sustainable Shell' of Loed Stolte has won the competition for floating housing in the Hasnaschpolder. His entry was chosen out of the ten entries that were submitted. The design will be developed and realised by the municipality of Delft.

The other nominees...[more]


17-06-2010 Visit the Floating Pavilion

Visit the Floating Pavilion! At the National Architecture Day (Dag van de Architectuur) at June 26, 2010 the Floating Pavilion in the Rijnhaven in Rotterdam will be open to the public. Only two days after completion, the building and the exhibition on delta technology and...[more]



20-02-2008 DeltaSync newsletter 2008, nr.1

In this edition: Floating City selected as 'icon project' by Urgenda; the development of the Floating Utility Unit and disclosure of the winner of the DeltaSync New Year competition (only available in Dutch).[more]


14-12-2007 DeltaSync winning idea NCRV Klimaatshow

The 'Floating City' was selected as the winning idea in the dutch television program 'De Klimaatshow'. According to the jury, led by weatherman Erwin Kroll, DeltaSync's concept won because it can adapt to changes such as sea level rise as well as provide solutions to climate...[more]


26-11-2007 DeltaSync wins audience prize Casa Nova competition

"Water-Living-Bridge", a design for living on water, was one of the winning submissions of the design contest held by Stadsgewest Haaglanden. The focal point of the design is a bridge that connects the shores of the Poelpolder. It will be on display in the 'Floating...[more]


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