Floating houses, Netherlands

Floating houses, Netherlands

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Credit: JIMMY KETS/REPORTERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Floating amphibious houses on the Maas river. The cellars of these houses act as floatation devices. As the water level rises the building rises with it, sliding up two steel posts to prevent it from floating away. Photographed in Maasbommel, the Netherlands.

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Keywords: 26 february 2007, amphibious, architecture, building, climate change, construction, dutch, engineering, europe, european, floating, holland, house, houses, maas, maasbommel, netherlands, rising water levels, sea level rise, solution, water, waterway

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