Tidal House, Terry & Terry Architecture, floating houses, offshore drilling, floating architecture, San Francisco Bay, green architecture, climate change, photovoltaics, solar panels, solar energy

The concept house can flow with the tides and respond to environmental changes. Its legs can be deployed and retracted from the bottom of the San Francisco Bay using a rack and pinion gear system. Independently operable legs allow the structure to stay balanced and positioned closer to the surface of the water. Thanks to its aerodynamic spherical roof, the Tidal House can withstand strong winds and generate clean energy through integrated photovoltaic systems.

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Tidal House, Terry & Terry Architecture, floating houses, offshore drilling, floating architecture, San Francisco Bay, green architecture, climate change, photovoltaics, solar panels, solar energy

Tidal House can be used as a prototypical floating structure for entire communities connected via a floating dock. The unique environmental conditions of each house, dependent on position around the dock, are addressed through the system of retractable legs and structural design. The solution can also accommodate different lifestyles and programs.

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