Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Floating homes


Jelly-fish 45 Habitat

The Jelly-fish 45 floating dwelling unit of 10 metres high and with a diameter of 15 meters is designed to accommodate up to six persons. It would be ideally situated in sea parks, atolls, bays and seas rich in flora and fauna. The Jelly-fish 45 allows the sea dwelling owners to live either above or below sea level in perfect harmony with the ocean environment.

It consists of five levels connected by a spiral staircase. The top level is 5.6 metres above the sea level and has been kept for study rooms. The next lower level is situated at 3.5 metres above the sea level and contains the night time zone while the next lower level at 1.4 metres contains the daytime zone with a kitchen and bathrooms. The lowest living level at 0.8 metres above the sea level is semi-submerged and has been kept for the guest room, bathroom and technical spaces.

The acrylic viewport globe situated at -3.00 mts above the sea level allows the occupants conmplete enjoyment of the submarine world. Its shape comes from the observation of jellyfishes that animate our seas with their transparent and weightless structure. The main carrying structural component of the Jelly-fish 45 is entirely constructed from plastic reinforced by incorporated fiberglass while the submarine globe is made from acrylic with a high compressive resistance.



Trilobis 65

Trilobis 65 Floating Home is a semi-submerged dwelling environment. Its 20 metres in length makes it an habitation by six people at sea. It is ideal for living in bays, atolls and maritime parks. The main aim of the project is to allow anyone to live in a unique environment through a self sufficient, non-polluting dwelling cell in unison with their ocean surroundings.



The shape of Trilobis 65 allows the annular aggregation of more
modular units, creating island colonies.


2 comments:

Pascal said...

A lot of interesting things today. THKS.

Celle-ci me donne envie de retourner quelques jours au bord de la mer.

Mais celle qui m'a le plus intéressée, c'est le site "don't click". Je l'avais apperçu il y a quelques mois, mais il m'était sorti de la tête. Ce site est incroyablement fluide, quasiment aérien.

Josh Lane said...

I absolutely love these dreamscape waterbugs! Hope they happen.