London-based practice Carl Turner Architects is the latest high-profile name to contribute a design for open source platform paperhouses. Founded by architect Joana Pacheco, the scheme makes contemporary residential architecture freely and readily available, while simultaneously stimulating debate between designers and clients.
Carl Turner’s proposal, which is part house and part boat, seeks to build on the condensed eco-system that a boat at sea naturally creates. consequently, space and resources are treated as scarce commodities. ‘We are developing the idea of a compact floating house in response to both the underuse of urban waterways, and as a response to the increasing problems of flooding in the UK and globally’,