Created (or conceptualized, for now) both to dock and cruise, the Trilobis 65 by Giancarlo Zema is both a sleek house and sweet ride whether stationary or surfing the open seas.
“Semi submerged,” it is designed “for habitation by six people at sea. It is ideal for living in bays, atolls and maritime parks. The main aim of the project is to allow anyone to live in a unique environment through a self sufficient, non-polluting dwelling cell in unison with their ocean surroundings.”
A spiral staircase in the center connects four floors of living, deck and driving spaces, and the vehicle as a whole is made to dock alongside models of its own kind with ease.
Sustainable power systems make it self-sufficient for those who want to go beyond mere day trips and traverse rivers, lakes or even oceans. “The most distinctive feature of the Trilobis is its fully submerged first level, the observation bulb. Like the driving deck and day area above, it offers a commanding and unobstructed view of the sea. Only here, that view begins 10 ft. below the waterline. This is the smallest of the levels, just big enough for six chairs. Built to the same technical standards as tourist submarines, it is a thick glass enclosure that provides a 360° view.”