In connection with the total deficit of space in big cities, architects are increasingly offering to master the water surface of rivers and canals. One of the design firms presented a prototype of such a construction, designed for location on the water. An apartment, office space or retail space may be located inside.
DFD.studio has developed a project of houseboat called Floodule. The exterior design bears little resemblance to the traditional housing, it more looks like a futuristic capsule.
Floodule living area is 60 square meters. Inside, the house looks like a studio, divided into zones. A kitchen, dining area and living room located subsequently. The sleeping area can be separated with jalousies. One of the walls of the house is made entirely of glass.
The bathroom is 12 square meters. Its futuristic design reminds stills from the film of science fiction.
Floodule can be used in winter. The house has underfloor heating is used. A special heated hose does not allow water to freeze.
The weight of the house is 15 tons, and it lowers into the water only on 20 cm. The main building material is an epoxy laminate. The cost of such housing, according to developers, will take about 1070 dollars per square meter.