Inspired Architecture: Floating Homes

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This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings & sister site! Below you will see thematic selections of inspirational architecture & design, which might help you start your very own design project and get matched with design professionals.

Much more than a matter of technological growth, the ever-growing interest in the concept of mobile structures results from the fact it addresses a lot of the latest social issues related to migration, social housing, recycling, post-disaster shelters, the optimal use of space in overcrowded cities. Floating homes – you’ll find them on lakes, rivers and major bodies of water. Think 1 to 3 bedrooms, a great view, and no grass to cut, no neighbours either. Just pick up and move.

Designs Northwest Architects: Float Home

image: Ben Benschneider

MOS: Floating House in Pointe au Baril

image: Florian Holzherr

Robert Oshatz: Fennell Residence

image: Cameron Neilson

+31 ARCHITECTS: Watervilla de Omval

image: Iwan Baan

X-Architects: Houseboat

image: X-Architects

Rost Niderehe Architects: Houseboat on the Eilbekkanal

image: Rost Niderehe Architects

Steeltec37: AR-CHE Aqua Floathome

image: Steeltec37

More projects after the break.

Marina Housing: Archipelago Villa 90

image: Marina Housing

Metro Ship: Contemporary House-Boat

image: Metro Ship

Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer: Waterdwellings IJburg

image: Marcel van der Burg, Roos Aldershoff, Luuk Kramer


Antonina is an architect who has recently joined the <a href="">OpenBuildings</a> team to take over Community Outreach. Believes in interdisciplinary approach to architecture and everything else, fascinated by Japanese and Dutch design, typography and all things inspired.<br /> <a href="">OpenBuildings</a> is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and <a href="">application for iPhone</a>, and recently - <a href="">Android</a>, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.