It has been estimated that by 2060, more than a billion people worldwide will live in cities at risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change. The challenge of adapting the built environment to this threat is complex and multi-faceted, yet there are wide range of strategies that can help to reduce residual flood risk whilst also improving the quality of placemaking. We at TEDS have a particular specialism in this area, by combining pioneering trans-disciplinary design research with built work, we ensure our ideas are put into practice and tested in real life conditions.
WE ADDRESS A RANGE OF CONTEXTS...
...AT A VARIETY OF SCALES
THE NATURAL & BUILT ENVIRONMENT
EXISTING & NEW BUILD
TYPES OF FLOODING
SEA LEVEL RISE
SNOW / ICE MELT
Winner of the Sunday Times / British Homes Awards 'Resilient Home' Competition. Resilient to flooding, overheating, extreme cold, energy shortages & societal change.
A three year EPSRC funded research study focused on developing a methodology for assessing the flood resilience of existing communities.
An ESRC funded study to develop new tools for the communication of flood risk. Run in collaboration with Public Health England and the EA.
Researching the design of a flood resilient coastal settlement in Par Docks, Cornwall. A town that remains open to the sea whilst safe from it.
ANCHOR + ARK
A collaboration with Jacobs to design an amphibious scheme that provide a safe haven and refuge to withstand high range and severe storm surge conditions.
An ongoing research study, investigating the future development 'aquapelago' cities, which comprise of interconnected assemblages of productive, protective and permeable thresholds and landscapes.
The ‘Hazard and Hope’ series is set to showcase a range of strategies (spatial, social, environmental and economic) that can be used for adaptation and resilience to a changing climate.
THE MODULAR FLOATING HOME
UKU, is as a re-configurable, prefabricated floating home construction system, designed for use in stable water bodies.
DESIGNING FOR FLOOD RESILIENCE
The 2.5 hour long in depth RIBA certified CPD training on flood resilient design. Delivered as an in-practice session.
Within this scheme we're developing a series of terrace of houses designed for amphibious floatation. Their flexible services and buoyant foundations ensuring a high degree of adaptive capacity to fluctations in water levels.
We’re always interested in hearing about research or design proposals that would benefits from TEDS unique expertise in the field of environmental design. If you have project in mind you’d like to discuss with us, do get in touch.