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House Boat

House Boat®, a design concept for adapting our construction methods to flood-zone areas.

Located on the Savoie Technolac business park within a flood zone, this inland port, where ten houseboats are moored, is home to cutting-edge companies and business incubators.
The beauty of the site and its unique character led us to carry out a careful architectural study that would allow for the siting of tertiary sector activities in harmony with a natural environment to be preserved.
Built using a light metal framework on piles, the simple construction process makes them flexible and versatile. In this case, they flank a jetty, but this design concept can be adapted to other eco-sensitive sites by adapting the design.

Client : SCI House-Boat
Location : Le Bourget-du-Lac, France
Surface : 2 752 m²
Status : Delivered
Date : 2008
Key points
  • Lightweight structure.
  • Adaptable construction process.
  • Flood zone.
  • Recyclable and durable materials.
Performance environnementale
  • Preservation of the natural environment.
  • Lightweight constructions that can be dismantled.
  • Use of recyclable materials (steel, glass, wood...).
  • Solar protection and comfort in summer.
  • Low-nuisance construction site.


Patriarche group :

Patriarche (architecture, Interior architecture, landscape, Environmental Building Quality [EBQ], and BIM)
Patriarche Ingénierie (general construction and cost assessment)
Patriarche Creative (signage)

Partners :



Photos © Julien Lanoo


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