By the year 2050, the over-population of cities, increasing sea levels and lack of land resources has promoted a shift of inhabitation to the water territories that surround the Thames and Coastline of the UK; to create a dynamic community setting.

This movement to water has allowed people to future-proof their homes, with no further impact on their surroundings; creating a resilient community. Owning a ‘floating home’ is not tied in any way to owning land, territory or rights, which allows the individual to exist with no footprint and no fixed location.

The cities that remain on land have become over-populated, crowded and segregated. The generation of archipelago organisations promotes the dissolution of the city grid, through interactions and the water current itself, to create a endless city.

This has caused a shift in living patterns, where the individual and their level of interactions with neighbours dictate the type of community that is formed, and where connectivity is encouraged to create stability.

If we can utilise the area, connections, energy and resources of this large stretch of water, we can not only provide affordable housing, with very little footprint, in a flexible community that responds to the needs of the individual and the cluster. The mouth of the Thames Estuary provides a unique opportunity for this “new land” and the potential to become a gateway or last outpost between the UK and the rest of Europe.

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Site Analysis

Expand the boundary of the UK.


Promote water lifestyle through interactions.


Carbon Calculations + promotion of Circular Economy at the community scale


Analysis of internal + external conditions, and the effect of interactions on these spaces

Physical Models

Model for floating inhabitation, articulating the trifoil profile, to promote connections between inside and outside, attraction and repulsion, public and private space

Urban Sample

Urban Scale - introduction of infrastructure as a social, economical and structural space


If we leave land behind, what will be the next destination?

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