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Cooke House

2nd homes & Floodplain Development

Figura arranged these buildings in clusters close to the water, leaving large areas of the site open and reducing the impact on the landscape.

The homes are raised on piers, streamlined and oriented so as not to impede the flow of floodwater.

The buildings are designed to be completely prefabricated off-site, so as to minimise the impact of construction on the river. The riverbanks are to be naturalised, using anti-erosion technology. The use of hard revetments is kept to a minimum.

This reduces the long-term impact on the floodplain as well as the cost of construction.

Figura designed the project as a model of how development within a floodplain can be sustainable.

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