Water-Based Structures That Are Designed To Float.

Portage Bay Float Home, US, By Studio DIAA

Portage Bay Float Home, US, By Studio DIAA
Portage Bay Float Home, US, By Studio DIAA

Located at Seattle’s northern end of Lake Union, this house by Studio DIAA was inspired by the region’s traditional floating homes. The home is rectangular and consists of a single level. It was constructed on an early 1900s log-float foundation and featured a pitched roof and cedar and Richlite-clad exterior walls.

Also Read: Keep The Design Studio Alive By Improving It.

Floating Farm, The Netherlands, By Beladon And Goldsmith

Floating Farm, The Netherlands, By Beladon And Goldsmith
Floating Farm, The Netherlands, By Beladon And Goldsmith

The Floating Farm is a dairy farm in Rotterdam that was envisioned and initiated by Peter and Minke van Wingerden of waterborne architecture firm Beladon and built by architecture studio Goldsmith. It was designed to anticipate a future in which climate change and rising sea levels wreak havoc on farmland through flooding. The structure is self-sufficient in electricity generation via floating solar panels and water collection via rainwater irrigation systems.

Chichester, UK, By Baca Architects

Chichester, UK, By Baca Architects
Chichester, UK, By Baca Architects

Architects based in London Baca Architects created a boxy, wood-clad floating home on England’s Chichester Canal. The structure, which was developed as a prototype in collaboration with the British company Floating Homes, is based on the design of traditional canal boats but is scaled up to create a spacious and luxurious floating home.

Also Read: Victoria Memorial – A Historical Landmark In Kolkata

Veetee, Estonia, By B210 And Estonian Academy Of Arts Students

Veetee, Estonia, By B210 And Estonian Academy Of Arts Students
Veetee, Estonia, By B210 And Estonian Academy Of Arts Students

Veetee is a timber shelter suspended from metal barrels, built to provide visitors with a haven in the Soomma National Park forest during the annual spring flooding. It was created during a ten-day workshop by interior architecture students at the Estonian Academy of Arts in collaboration with the Tallinn-based architecture firm b210.

Floating House, Canada, By MOS Architects

Floating House, Canada, By MOS Architects
Floating House, Canada, By MOS Architects

Steel pontoons provide buoyancy for this two-story wooden cabin floating on the surface of Lake Huron in Canada. Designed by New York firm MOS Architects, the Floating House’s pontoon base adapts to the changing water levels on the lake.

Also Read: Olive House By LOG-URBIS Architects In Croatia

Schoonschip Amsterdam, The Netherlands, By I29

Schoonschip is part of a floating village. Amsterdam is a floating residence designed by the Dutch architectural firm i29. Since 2010, the town has been under development, intending to serve as a model for sustainable planning. The two-story home is designed with angled openings and cutaway corners to maximize views of the neighbourhood’s waterways.

Arkup 75, By Waterstudio.NL

Arkup 75, By Waterstudio.NL
Arkup 75, By Waterstudio.NL

Waterstudio.NL, a Dutch architecture firm, designed a solar-powered electric yacht-turned-villa with extendable stilts that can lift the structure out of the water and transform it into an off-grid home. “The design was inspired by the way flamingos stand in the water,” Koen Olthuis, founder of Waterstudio.NL, explained to Dezeen. “There is only one leg in the water, and the body is completely submerged above the surface.”

Genesis, UK, By Denizen Works

Genesis, UK, By Denizen Works
Genesis, UK, By Denizen Works

Genesis is a floating chapel designed by Denizen Works that serves as a church and a community hub. It was initially moored near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It was developed by Denizen Works in collaboration with Turks Shipyard and naval architect Tony Tucker and featured an expandable roof inspired by church organ bellows and Volkswagen camper vans.

Written By Tannu Sharma | Subscribe To Our Telegram Channel To Get Latest Updates And Don’t Forget To Follow Our Social Media Handles Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter. To Get the Latest Updates From Arco Unico

More Articles for You