Located just metres off shore in exclusive Sidney Palm Beach, Lilypad floating villa brings resort style comforts to one of the most tranquil of settings.
The Shanxiao Pavilion by architecture firm aoe is a glass cube wrapped by a cloud-like grid running across the facades. The building appears to raise from misty waters and merges into the surrounding nature to almost disappear.
The ’almost-floating’ Yiwu Grand Theater features large semi-transparent glass sails sheltering from cold winters while allowing ventilation during the summer.
Are you ready to embrace Nature by floating in mid air or on a lake, sleeping in a sci-fi inflatable unit or stargazing in a posh bubble dome? We selected 5 out-of-the-box tent designs allowing explorers to camp in unexpected ways.
A 9m high whale made from recycled plastic jumping out of the canals and a Nigerian buoyant school… International artists and architects created floating installations for Triennial Bruges 2018 tuning the the theme Liquid City and reflecting on a pressing question: how flexible, fluid and resilient a city can be at a time when nothing seems certain?
Louvre Abu Dhabi by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel mesmerises guests with a huge dome creating a “rain of light” over a floating village of galleries which explores humanity through art.
Manta rays, whale sharks and shells from the reefs inspired WOW Architects’ St. Regis Maldive Vummuli Resort which aims to raise awareness on sustainability and pays homage to local craftsmanship.
Water mobility: personal submarines and navigating floating gyms, the ultimate water-bike but also self-driving Roboats crossing Amsterdam canals… With 70% of the planet covered in water, the future of traveling might come as a gliding technology.
BIG’s Urban Rigger is the first floating housing solution for students in search of a cozy and an affordable place not far from Copenhagen’s city centre.
Step aboard a unique floating home in Amsterdam that was created by transforming a concrete warship into a cosy alcove.
After a successful testing phase on especially designed ramps in Barcelona, Lexus revealed the long awaited Back to the Future hoverboard floating both on ground and water.
Alejandro Plasencia designed REMORA, an anti ghost-net system that could reduce the deadly volume of ocean floating plastic waste to encourage a more sustinable fishing industry.
NLÉ studio protoyped and built a sustainable A-shaped watercraft structure for the Makoko floating community in Lagos, Nigeria. The project responds to the critical challenges posed by urbanization and climate change in Africa and foresees possible solutions to a new way for sustainable architecture.
+ POOL’s Float Lab has designed +POOL , the world’s first water-filtering floating pool the Hudson river in New York City.
The Manta Underwater Room is the breath-taking floating project in the Indian Ocean that literally immerse guests in a responsible touristic experience with the lively murmur of the reef.
Visionnaire studio MAD Architects designed the Sheraton Moon Hotel rising on Nan Tai Lake in China to underline the link between human and nature.