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Bamb'loon A traditional floating house


Bamb'loon A traditional floating house

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  • Year2011
  • LocationCoasts

Bamb'Loon provides a protection against natural disasters. The idea is to create a bamboo house and woven fibers, self-powered, which is constituted by a “releasable” part, cell survival can fly through a balloon.

This project involves the creation of a floating house adapted to the traditions and lifestyle of the south - east Asia.

This house would allow people to live by the sea, or on wetlands in the deltas, and be self-sufficient in energy, thus providing more comfort and safety for these people.

This house is composed of two independent parts:

  • the base; floor + a low circular house
  • survival zone: a balloon + a central house


A young Architect who won the Paul Maymont award oh the 2011 Jacques Rougerie Competition