Concrete House Looks Like a Fortress Floating on Water

Created to not only take full use of its surrounding area but also help re-introduce the native wetlands, the Stamp House aims to be an off-the-grid environmental statement that looks like a fortress floating on water. Designed by Charles Wright Architects and located in the FNQ beachfront rain-forest of Queensland, Australia, this building is only accessible by bridge and has been built to handle nature's roughest conditions. The cantilevered wings create beautiful reflections upon the water and also help with occasional flooding, while the concrete construction prevents damage from intense cyclones.

The house is impressively fueled by renewable energy, with features such as water harvesting, recycling, and reticulation treatments. There is a solar energy generator, and even a back-up generator that is non-dependent on fossil fuel. Heating is accomplished through thermal mass engineering, and the property also features an on-site sewage treatment plant and grey water recycling.

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