Presenting to China at the TCPA

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The Practice is delighted to have been asked to present to a group of visiting Chinese officials on Monday the 27th of October at the Town and Country Planning Association.  The twenty Chinese delegates, largely from Guangzhou’s Zengcheng District, are local government officials working in the areas of water, planning, land resources and environmental bureaus.  The presentation will focus on the Practice’s specialist expertise of designing with water. Baca projects that will be discussed include:

- The award-winning LifE Project (Long-term Initiatives for Flood risk Environments) for DEFRA
– Flood resilient typologies, including our Amphibious House, Elevated House and Hybrid House
Island Veur Lent, Netherlands – Holland’s most ambitious room for the River Project, designed by Baca and Winner of Best Global Masterplan at MIPIM 2014
Zac Seine, Paris – the Practice’s proposals for a France’s largest new scheme, a flood resilient district of 4,500 new units and a new park.
Future City, Shanghai – a life study for a speculative city of £1 billion in Shanghai featured in our new book, ‘Aquatecture‘, published by RIBA Publishing in the New Year



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One off house Architect of the Year – shortlist announced today

CC2014_AYA_2014_Web_HeaderWe are pleased to announce that the practice has been shortlisted for One off house Architect of the Year - sponsored by Duravit. Ours feature new homes this year include Serenity House (an ambitious passivehaus for lottery winners), The Amphibious House, Forest Mews and Brook Street.

These houses can be found in our brochure on our Bacahomes website:

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Baca In New Braun Water Book

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Three water-related projects from Baca feature in a stunning new book, ‘Built on Water’, that has just been published by Braun.  The impressive hardback book, by Lisa Baker, showcases some of the best in innovative designs that demonstrate different approaches to dealing with water as an architectural element.

Baca’s The Crown floating village with Water Studio, floating racetrack concept and Amphibious House are all impressively presented with illustrations and accompanying explanations.  The timing of the book’s release coincides perfectly with the appearance of the Amphibious House on Channel 4’s Grand Designs show at 21:00 on Wednesday the 15th of October 2014.

Built on Water is available for purchase via the following link.

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New Flip book brochure

We have just launched our new flip book brochure on the bacahomes website. Please take a minute to have a look and let us know what you think.


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Grand Designs goes Amphibious

©Baca-UK 1st Amphibious House-unveilingThe Amphibious House will be unveiled for the first time at 21:00 on Wednesday the 15th October on Channel Four’s Grand Designs show this week. It has been a challenging design and even more challenging build. What an amazing project to work on. We are pleased to see it nearing completion.
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Nominated for 2 categories in the 2014 Brick Awards

Baca director, Robert Barker, has received two shortlists for his own house, Forest Mews. Not only did the judges recognise the scheme in the best housing development category but they also recognised the complexity of building the delicate brick piers and shortlisted the scheme for the Innovative use of Brick and Clay Products. If you think it is worthy of winning the Architect’s choice award, please cast your vote here:

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Another wonderful Open house,2014

2014-09-20-img_70582014-09-20-img_7066-copy-12014-09-20 IMG_7063  2014-09-21-img_7186 Another great Open House weekend this year and we were delighted to be featured in the catalogue under Design for Living. The day was completely booked up with people coming from Ipswich and Bournemouth specifically to see Forest Mews. One visitor said ‘Really inspiring talk by Robert – has further excelled my interest in smaller scale residential architecture. Thank you both for taking the time to show us around!’ And our favourite remark of the day was – ‘I would love to come back next year to see how the garden has grown’.

Thank you for all of those who attended and thank you for your kind words of praise.

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