24 June 2010

Hamburg house boats

From Deutsche Welle, a fascinating report on a new style of housing in Hamburg
Space for ten floating homes was reserved on the Eilbekkanal in Hamburg back in 2006. Now, five of these homes are already finished, the sixth is being moved into its place, and the others will be completed by the end of the year. The homes feature unusual architecture thanks to Hamburg's unqiue laws: everything that floats must comply with maritime law and not according to normal building law as is the case elsewhere. Architects can let their imaginations run riot.

English narration

More information (auf Deutsch)


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