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. 

 

 





20-11-2013 Study Water Demand in Urban areas

Photo: Tineke Dijkstra/Hollandse Hoogte, Beeldbank Deltaprogramma

In recent months, DeltaSync was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment to perform a study on the water demand of urban areas. In particular this concerns the additional water demand...[more]



18-11-2013 TEDxTalk Rutger de Graaf online

This week the TEDx video of Rutger de Graaf was published online. In this video he is talking about the need of floating cities.

Most of the bigger cities in the world are located along the coast. Every day around 150.000 people move to the city. This means that in 2100 4.5...[more]


04-10-2013 Seasteading Crowdfunding Campaign Ends Successfully!

The crowdfunding campaign launched by Seasteading Institute was a huge success, thanks to all 291 contributors who helped smash the $20,000 goal and bring the dream of creating the first floating city one step closer. Check out the project on Indiegogo or read more about it in...[more]



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