Go with the flow: the case for amphibious architecture

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr9vu6mcrbbryz3x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr9vu6mcrbbryz3x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr9vu6mcrbbryz3x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr9vu6mcrbbryz3x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Unlike traditional buildings, amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water&rsquo;s surface. [...] Amphibiation may be an unconventional strategy, but it reflects a growing consensus that, at a time of climatic volatility, people can&rsquo;t simply fight against water; they have to learn to live with it.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The New Yorker</em> features&nbsp;Elizabeth English, an associate professor of architecture at the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/951/university-of-waterloo" rel="nofollow" >University of Waterloo</a> and founder of the&nbsp;<a href="http://buoyantfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" >Buoyant Foundation Project</a> which seeks to promote the benefits of amphibious architecture for homes in flood-prone areas and communities that will experience the effects of rising sea levels resulting from climate change. <br>"The water gets to do what the water wants to do," English says. "It&rsquo;s not a confrontation with Mother Nature&mdash;it&rsquo;s an acceptance of Mother Nature."</p>           

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