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Record number 351922
Title Suburban Ark [Eng. versie]
Author(s) Doepel, D.; Matton, T.; Timmermans, W.
Source Rotterdam : Episode - ISBN 9059730380 - 80
Department(s) Landscape Centre
Publication type Book or proceedings aimed at a professional audience (editor)
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) huisvesting - boten - overstromingen - innovaties - werkplaatsen - woningen - waterpotentiaal - housing - boats - floods - innovations - workshops - dwellings - water potential
Categories Housing (General)
Abstract This publication deals with a number of topical issues brought together on a installation called the Suburban Ark. The theme of this installation was The Flood, which was also the theme of the 2nd International Architecture Biennial in Rotterdam. In a series of lectures, excursions, and workshops taking place during the Biennial, innovative possibilities were developed for the supply of energy and water. The Suburban Ark functioned as a floating lab with test rigs for wind energy, freshwater-saltwater energy, and energy from digestion. The Suburban Ark opposes the fact that house building on water is subject to the comfort-focused facilities of house building on land, and investigates new parcelization typologies for water dwellings. The Suburban Ark objects to the relentless consequences of parcelization brought about by the installation of the infrastructure. To the point out the direction in which to look for solutions, a number of items of furniture have been developed that are self-contained and capable of operating without the use of existing energy sources, pipes and cables.
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