Part architecture, part landscape and entirely mobile, this lovely concept design sports lush greenery, sheltered interiors and a floating dock for auxiliary vessels.
Designed by WHIM Architecture, this RE:Villa work in progress (toward a prototype) is partly a response to coastal pollution – its proposed construction material of choice would be recycled plastic.
It has “the typical components of the family home: shared space, private space, garden, and service spaces have new constraints imposed by their new littoral contexts, and so the organization of the components themselves is rethought. The recycled plastic creates the possibility of translucent materiality and more fluid connections between spaces.”
It is also intended to be self-sufficient, able to weather storms and of course rise above floods, though it remains unclear the mechanisms by which it would gain and retain energy and/or produce food (or if that is indeed the targeted degree of self sufficiency).