Ties Rijcken has entered the world of floating buildings more than six years ago. He worked for a houseboat company, travelled three continents for photographic studies of floating villages and mentored many students in their projects about floating buildings. He regularly writes on the topic (in scientific and popular media), gives interviews and presentations and he designs, mostly in the conceptual domain. Also linked to www.d.efac.to, office for architecture and urbanism, he advises the Dutch Steering Committee for Experiments in Public Housing (SEV) on water related buildings and is coordinator of master students graduation studio Building in Water (BiWa) at Delft University of Technology. His latest ideas will appear in ARCAM's book (see ecoboat articlette), and his impressions of floating villages around the world will be published by publisher www.uitgeverijderepubliek.nl very soon.