• Nathalie Mezza-Garcia

Seaphia’s Autumn Curated Floating Projects

Updated: Sep 24

By Nataly Velásquez Rodriguez & Dr. Nathalie Mezza-Garcia.


Floating Real State Projects are flourishing around the globe, and Seaphia wants to share our own selection of the most impressive projects every quarter. We Match your needs related to Floating Projects with the Experts that will make it a reality. Have an idea, talk to Seaphia!


WORLD’S LARGEST FLOATING VILLA

Innovating with their Turnkey and modular off-shore construction, ADMARES has built a 6,000m2 floating villa for their client in the United Arab Emirates.

The building can be moved to any location or waterfront, as it has independent generators of green power and waste treatment.

The rooms and amenities have been designed to reflect the latest trends in Luxury.

This three-story building was updated in 2019 so it could navigate autonomously.


Architect/developer: ADMARES

  • Location: UAE

  • Characteristics: Suites, Jacuzzis, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows, intelligent wheelhouse.


MAKOKO FLOATING SYSTEM

In 2011, NLÉ architecture studio started researching and developing nature-based solutions for developments on and around water.

They created the Makoko Floating School prototype at the heart of a lagoon in Lagos, Nigeria.

Since then NLÉ has turned this pyramidal system into a unique, locally produced, prefab, easy-to-assemble, sustainable-timber, floating building solution. To date, their building system has been successfully deployed in 5 countries across 3 continents.


Architect/developer: NLÉ

  • Location: Nigeria, Italy, Belgium, China, Cape Verde.

  • Characteristics: modular, scalable, and available in 3 sizes (small, medium, and large vessels). The three sizes range from 1 to 3 floors respectively and are available in different internal floor configurations to create floating homes, lofts, or large performance spaces.


In Absencia: when absence becomes the greatest presence

This design is a response of the Architect to the big question “how to build a self-sustainable society far from the coasts?”.

Inspired by biomimicry, the result encompasses a four-stage complex with residential, commercial, recreational, and work areas.

Planned for the Philippines, the project aims to be 3D-printed using recycled plastic.

Architect/developer: dada, Amador Belgica, Kiezl Salvador, Franz Diaz, Denise Chang, Andre Gutierrez, Geo Ravago, Julia de Santos.

  • Location: The Philippines.

  • Characteristics: Energy elephants, Nexus pods, floating housing pods, inspired in biomimicry for growth.


ECO FLOATING HOTEL

How would it feel to rotate 360º while you are staying at a floating hotel in the Middle East? That’s what guests will be able to experience once the envisioned high-end structure is built by 2025.

It will include a fixed pier that serves as a harbor and entrance - exit to the building.

The rotating movement will generate electric power for the 35000 m². This will power the 152 rooms of the 5-star Hotel.

Waste will be used as fertilizer and sun umbrellas will serve as wind turbines.


Architect/developer: HAADS Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio

  • Location: UAE

  • Characteristics: Heliport, a vortex that collects rainwater, mini-golf, pools, balconies.


Korkeasaari Zoo, Finland, floating pool for animals

Joint efforts to preserve and improve the living conditions of one of the rarest seal species in the world (The Saimaa Ringed Seal) were the drivers of the cooperation initiative between Korkeasaari Zoo and BLUET in Finland.

The idea is to use the water area in front of the building as a floating pool for Topias, a rescued seal that inspired the creation because he couldn’t be returned to Saimaa lake after his recovery.

Topias could not enjoy it before leaving earth suddenly.

Below is a scale model of the floating pool.

BLUET is a company specialized in building modular and multi-purpose structures on water: pools, beaches, etc.


Architect/developer: BLUET

  • Location: Finland

  • Characteristics: Areas for animals, visitors, and the Zoo’s staff.

Stay in the loop for the next Best Floating Projects selection by Sephia in December 2021!







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