Future House London
Project comended by RIBA - "future
HOUSE LONDON Competition and Annual Exibition 2004"
The Idea - London is one of the cities
that grew from the river and a great deal of its development has happened
thanks to the river. Recently Londoners have turned their backs on the
river, because of the pollution.It is no longer a great pleasure to
spend time in close proximity to the Thames. But perhaps if people feel
more involved with the Thames they become more responsible for it's
The Thames is tidal and one should take advantage of its significant
changes in levels. Taking into account the current situation of the
housing market, can you imagine yourself living in the centre of London?
Perhaps not. But you can afford a car and you may be able to afford
city car parks and congestion charges. So if the housing industry takes
on board experience from the car industry you might pay the same for
your house as for your car. Yes there is a land issue but there is also
the Thames. The river could be the answer to your housing problem. You
could own a house and be able to live both in a quiet area of east London
and in the middle of the capital, enjoying the vibrant atmosphere and
beautiful river views, right on your doorstep.
The river could take you and your house everyday from the suburbs of
London to the centre without the need for high-energy consumption. The
house itself could become a mode of transport.