This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

 

Robinson Architects have designed the Platypus Bend House, a home in Pomona, Australia, that has been raised off the ground to avoid the flooding that the area occasionally experiences.

 

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

The house is located on a 35 acre site, in a clearing the size of a football field, and prone to occasional but significant flooding during seasonal tropical downpours.

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

By being raised off the ground, it allows the fully self-sufficient home to house the rainwater tanks in the space underneath it.

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

The home’s self-sustaining water is collected in rainwater tanks, there is solar hot water, and an on site waste water treatment system.

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

Inside the home, the living areas have been kept open with a vaulted ceiling, which helps with keeping the home cool.

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

There is a large window seat, which is perfect for viewing the surrounding nature from the elevated perspective.

This house was built in a flood zone, so they raised it off the ground // Platypus Bend House by Robinson Architects

Photography by Alain Bouvier

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