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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Military Forts IN the sea (homes on piers/legs)

 Straight out of Kevin Costner's "Waterworld"?

 Just to show you that its been done and works. I've had a few plans and concepts for stilt houses that were geared towards less desirable, and more affordable, land (swamps, marshes, flood zones), and here's an interesting, MUCH LARGER take, on the idea. Kinda creepy though, these hulking, abandoned wrecks...
Literally, these are forts (military ones) on piers/legs.

 The Thames Estuary Army Forts were constructed in 1942 to a design by Guy Maunsell, following the successful construction and deployment of the Naval Sea Forts. Their purpose was to provide anti-aircraft fire within the Thames Estuary area. Each fort consisted of a group of seven towers with a walkway connecting them all to the central control tower. The fort, when viewed as a whole, comprised one Bofors tower, a control tower, four gun towers and a searchlight tower. They were arranged in a very specific way, with the control tower at the centre, the Bofors and gun towers arranged in a semi-circular fashion around it and the searchlight tower positioned further away, but still linked directly to the control tower via a walkway. From

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen is the author of the Tiny Homes, Cabins, Shacks, and Forts Book "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks", which you can check out HERE....