FLOODING

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.

NEW RIBA BOOK

RETROFITTING

FOR FLOOD

RESILIENCE:

A GUIDE TO BUILDING & COMMUNITY DESIGN

WE ADDRESS A RANGE OF CONTEXTS...

...AT A VARIETY OF SCALES

THE NATURAL & BUILT ENVIRONMENT

EXISTING & NEW BUILD

DEVELOPMENTS

CATCHMENT

STREET

BUILDING

COMMUNITY

HUMAN

TYPES OF FLOODING

SEA LEVEL RISE

STORM SURGES

TIDAL FLOODING

GROUNDWATER

SURFACE WATER

RIVER FLOODING

BREACHES

TSUNAMI

SEWER FLOODING

SNOW / ICE MELT

SELECTED PROJECTS

THE HOME

FOR ALL

SEASONS

Winner of the Sunday Times / British Homes Awards 'Resilient Home' Competition. Resilient to flooding, overheating, extreme cold, energy shortages & societal change.

RETROFITTING

FOR FLOOD

RESILIENCE:

A GUIDE TO BUILDING & COMMUNITY DESIGN

The new RIBA publication written by TEDS Founder Edward Barsley. 

THE RETROFITTING

RESILIENCE STUDY

A three year EPSRC funded research study focused on developing a methodology for assessing the flood resilience of existing communities.

THE FLOOD

NARRATIVES

STUDY

An ESRC funded study to develop new tools for the communication of flood risk. Run in collaboration with Public Health England and the EA.

THE SHIFTING

SHORELINES

STUDY

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.

THE BRIDGE

HOUSE

SCHEME

A 5 unit development of 3 bed flood proof homes. Combining elevated built forms with green roofs, swales & safe access.

THE

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.

THE AQUAPELAGO

CITY PROJECT

An ongoing research study, investigating the future development 'aquapelago' cities, which comprise of interconnected assemblages of productive, protective and permeable thresholds and landscapes.

HAZARD

AND

HOPE

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.

UKU

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.

THE

AMPHI-

TERRACE

Within this scheme we're developing a series of terrace of houses designed for amphibious floatation. Their flexible services and bouyant foundations ensuring a high degree of adaptive capacity to fluctations in water levels.

OUR SERVICES

research

DESIGN

TRAINING

ENQUIRIES

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.