floating water and land house
Some of the best innovations occur at the intersection of ideas – in this case between the design of eco-friendly floating houses and the design of futuristic mobile homes. The concept is simple: a temporary, biodegradable, portable residence that works on land as well as on water and moves with the tides.
floating amphibious house design
The structure itself is intended to shift with the weather, being tossed about the oceans and washing up and beaches. A double-layer of exterior skin is filled with pressurized air as a versatile and adjustable buffer against the elements, protecting against heat, cold and flooding while letting in light and affording views outside.
floating house concept design
floating land water home

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While it is not explicitly stated in the design brief by Lab Zero, it seems as if one could simply put these into circulation in the waters of our world and see what happens – a kind of grand mobile habitation experiment with no particular plans, goals or predictable outcomes in which the materials eventually recycled themselves.