Design Desk Inc.
Currently with so many natural disasters , floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tornado and hurricanes.. the following housing system is being introduced to aid in the protection of property and people. The design system is also a housing system that allows for "off - grid" living... as the homes power system are electrified by fuel less generator systems are "Active" generators that operate at high density power levels and do not require external energy input. The generators are a source of electricity not converters of energy.
The design is able to close ..lower itself into it's basement when the water is pumped out. The out flow water then may be stored in additional water storage tanks. The design, in it's closed position, will cause the protection of the dwelling from high storm , wildfire and floods. The lowering guide tubes and guide rods allow for slight horizontal "play" to then shock dampen earthquake.
It might sound uncommon, but the way we have chosen to protect those that build in flood plains is to implement this design with the dwelling able to submerge / "go under" the flood to protect the house. The house then becomes water tight and safe from flooding. The Amine CO2 ( carbon dioxide), scrubber then within the house must be activated if the dwelling is occupied while submerged under the flood.
The skylights are water tight and made of heat tolerant safety glass. The skylights are equipped with detachable external covers that will also insulate the skylights from excessive heat. The interior laminate is then of safety glass ( a plastic coat to cause shatter if impaled preventing rigid fracture the safety glass to then also act as a safety catch second horizontal operational glass flush with the interior ceiling )
The guide poles may contain hydraulic piston systems to then use a "dry" pool , hydraulic piston and hydraulic piston lock brace upon each guide pole as an option in lieu of a wet pool method. The guide poles then on base oscillators to dampen horizontal motion with the guide poles union in contiguous frame system.The dry pool method will contain a drain system with powered pump evacuation.
When closing the Lid" (roof ) caution must be taken by placing safety supports ( jacks) with water pump control wire between the basement tank and the roof line so that the system will lower slowly and cause an audio alarm when the support "jacks" are then encountered. The jacks are then manually removed and the final lowering distance is then initiated to ensure no obstacle is impeding the last section of lowering. This is a safety requirement to insure no injury is incurred. Motion sensors and or infrared sensors may be added to the ridge roof line then detecting objects in the vertical plane to aid in this safety feature.
Within the basement "pools" water will be poured a vegetable oil to prevent the gestation of insect larva such as mosquito.The added "oil" will also aid in the reduction of mold as the water will not cause increase evaporation rate under the oil. Forced ventilation of the cavitation above the water may be required as well....a "solar wick air draft system" may be implemented.
The HVAC ( Heating - Ventilation - Air Conditioning ) system will also operate on electricity derived from the fuel less generator. The HVAC system will also incorporate a de-humidification system to the produce water to then be distilled for domestic use as potable water...
The external ventilation blow tube the parallels the sewage flex tube then with one way valve allowing for the exhaust air to vent through a plumbing "p" trap with shut off valve, then filled with a sanitizing fluid such as bleach. The air intake system is the also via flex flow tube parallel with the sewer tube with shut off valve upon the intake air filter box. Having shut off valves upon the houses systems prevents "back flow" when the dwelling is encountering inclement weather of hazardous condition.
The sewer / septic tank connector in the base of the pool is then a fixed coupling of 4"dia with an flush injector water injector to clean the pipe. The "catch tank" is within the flotation foam. The out flow of the sewage "catch tank" also contains a shut off valve to prevent back flow if the housing system is involved with a flood.
Within the basement is an additional sewage pipe to off load the catch tank waste to an external buried septic tank then connected to the floating house with flexible drain tube that will move when the houses rises and falls.The water "pool" will also then have a fixed coupling to drain the pool then affixed to the floor of the basement and discharge water via tube into the water recovery tanks with the volume capacity equal to the pools total volume. A flex tube hose will connect the pool "drain/ fill" water pump within the foam cavitation to the pipe coupling mounted upon the floor of the pool.
An electric switch valve will determine the flow direction allowing for the "pool" to be filled or drained..... The flotation "foam" is then encased in a plastic with high span thermal performance.... Also containing a rigid steel support "frame" system to the support the house to the landing feet mounter to the exterior of the system. The "frame" within the flotation foam then also contains "rounds" to then diffuse the angular force loads when mounting the base of the steel frame to to the external plastic / water proof" flotation foam plastic encasement. The "rounds" are plastic and thick enough to cause diffused deflection / adds strength to the mounting system and are placed also upon the exterior of the flotation foam before mounting the landing "feet.
The "frame in the flotation foam then in line with the feet then being a 12 sided polygon with vertical and locking horizontal stabilizers. The bore hole is fill prior to the assembly with a water proof silicone to then water seal the union. The flotation foam steel frame becomes the "base system for the rest of the structure ie. the floors and wall of the upper octagon / and roof system.
The "tube cap inserts" then are water sealing the top of the guide tubes to prevent water inundation.The material selection then of heat tolerant metal with the water sealing material a high temperature rated silicone. The "tube cap inserts" are then affixed by lag screws ( sum of four) with lock washers the screw into the threaded tab within the tubes - screw threads at the quadrant points upon the interior of the tube).
The water within the pool may be heated to prevent foundation fracture due to severe cold exterior temperatures.
The entry and egress over the wall rising 4' above the grade "ground level" will then have a low incline ramp with additional stairs upon each side of the wall....also with hand rails upon both sides. The outer stairs are then affixed to footers then with depth below the frost line for the geographic location and the inner stairs / ramp system the affixed to the "deck" and will rise and lower when the house is then closing or opening...
The egress hatch upon the exterior of the roof is then with electric assist to lift open and close then lid. The roof top egress then positioned directly above number 6 with rail assist climb ladder mounted to the wall.
The design is then intended to implement metal studs... and water resistant wall coating.
The design is also able to be implemented to protect live stock in critical weather situations. protection for the glass upon the exterior wall will be required or for the live stock models the windows may be substituted with feeding troughs around the perimeter of the octagon.
As an alternative entry to the bedroom with the 1/2 bath would then be to use the 1/2 bath door upon the same wall that the 1/2 bathroom door is upon. The depicted 1/2 bath door then removed allowing for entry to a small hall open to the left with door that opens to bedroom. From the corner of the double sink then placed a wall from the corner then perpendicular mating to the bed room wall then being a small hall with 36" width with open hall toward the living room . The entry to the 1/2 bath would remain the same from inside the bedroom.
Due to the high atmospheric air velocities this design is intended to encounter... the skylights are the also horizontally protected by small rise walls ( encompassing the outer perimeter and or circumference) , extending just above the top of each skylight . The skylight rise walls to then also accommodate a mounting system for a baton down hatch lid to act a a locked shutter to aid in protecting the thermal safety glass. The fire proof cover then is placed above the baton down hatch lid. The locking mechanisms then by handles rotating a lock tab within a recess permanently affixed to the top interior surface of the skylight rise wall.
Kitchen storage space for canned or dry goods then may be stored in cabinets above number 7 , and within number 22. Number 22 will also contain sliding drawers for utensils and cook ware. The end of the center island , number 22 then is with rotating shelf upon the terminal end toward number 13...
The design may include a wood burning fire place if desired but then exhaust chimney must have the capacity to fully water seal a liner pipe then being required post flu atop the structure. The placement then upon the wall of number 6 then outward facing into the living room , number 18. There must be a fire proof hearth and a fire place insert with glass doors will be chosen. the exhaust chimney must be box ban locked ( metal box brick retainer ) to the metal studs in number 6 redundantly then sealed surface facade brick or stone veneer. The chimney clean out then within the utility room number 6.
To increase the earthquake resistance spacing between the tubes and internal guide poles will be exaggerated also containing a shock dampening foam (semi rigid internal tube at level of the deck) ...
Also around the perimeter of the outer open deck between the edge ( circumference) of the deck and the pool wall can be placed shock coil springs to dampen the lateral shear force that a dwelling encounters when an earthquake is encountered.
The coil "shock springs" ) containing internal hydraulic /pneumatic dampener pistons then are adjustable to allow for quick extraction by turning a bolt nut assembly that will compress the springs for extraction when it becomes necessary to lower the roof. The sum of 36 springs about the circumference of the deck floor. It is important to note that the "shock springs" are not touching the wall of the pool the system must have "free space" to then compensate for the lateral shock load that is produced from an earthquake. Also the rise
wall ( above grade / ground level must then also contain union steel rod within the concrete as well as ) "total circumference rings... then joined with vertical members ... " "grid pattern". The "sloshing " then produced from the quake will be dampened by the water tight "bumper shock springs" upon the floating house and or placed about the interior circumference of the pool at the same elevation. To be able to "bounce" the house / dampen the lateral shock".
The 360 degree water proof gasket upon the under side of the roof is then composed of a weather resistant rubber that also resist damage from UVa and UVb sunlight. The "plastic coat" atop the roof then a carbon graphite composite laminate ( many layers thick), in high strength epoxy cured in an enclave then as locking sectional panels to give the roof extreme strength avoiding the up draft effect from an intense tornado also then with UvA and UvB sunlight shielding within the epoxy. The carbon graphite panels then hard bolt to the structural steel frame within the concrete.
In this advanced design the leveling mechanics then by automatic pumping system then filling tanks of distilled water or a oil within the wall cavitation. This is done to compensate for placement of furniture or objects within the dwelling then having great weight....
Note - Number 3 in the above floor plan can also act as a Utility room then connecting the full capacity washer and dryer to the shared wall ( "wet wall" ) between number 3 and number 4. The duct work for venting the clothes dryer then also with exhaust valve and positional safety sensor so that the valve is in the correct position when in operation and " closed" if the house has been lowered to avoid high storm.