A team from the University of Cumbria have produced a floating house which can be transported worldwide to any lake or waterway. The designs are flexible, so it can be produced in varying sizes and according to different requirements. Completely self-sufficient, the house can be fitted with a solar-powered motor.
Dubai may soon be home to luxurious floating apartments.
Known for a while now as the part of the world where just about anything seems possible with the right injection of cash, it seems the residents of Dubai may soon be able to purchase floating apartments that come complete with underwater rooms. I would say this idea seems completely mad, but if anyone can pull it off it’s the Emirates.
Hope to see the real thing soon. Anything can happen, right?
Forward Thinking Architecture, a Barcelona-based group focused on sustainable design, imagined large, three-story farms that float through the ocean. The Smart Floating Farms would house massive hydroponic farms and, beneath them, fish farms, making each barge a nearly self-sustaining, veritable grocery list of items for a clean, healthy diet. And it would nearly power itself.
Good wood - architects Salt & Water take floating hotels to whole new level. You can join the main throng around the central hub or float away on your private hotel room styled catamaran and do your own thing. Simply awesome.
While the concept of a house that splits itself in half
might seem bizarre — and may or may not be some kind of publicity stunt, Studio OBA’s website says that the project is “a response to the increasing divorce rates in today’s society.” Here’s how the whole attachment/detachment thing works.