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A dark exterior contrasts with light-toned finishes inside a compact, floating home in Washington designed by Studio DIAA co-founder Suzanne Stefan as her own home. The Portage Bay Float Home serves as the personal residence of Stefan, who co-founded Studio DIAA in 2019. The project recently won a 2021 Housing Award from the American Institute of Architects. Floating Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Portage Bay, Lake Union, Floating House, Big Houses, Home And Family, Home And Garden, Boat

Studio DIAA designs floating home for Seattle’s Lake Union

A dark exterior contrasts with light-toned finishes inside a compact, floating home in Washington designed by Studio DIAA co-founder Suzanne Stefan as her own home. The Portage Bay Float Home serves as the personal residence of Stefan, who co-founded Studio DIAA in 2019. The project recently won a 2021 Housing Award from the American Institute of Architects.

Genesis' interiors are complete with a flat-pack altar designed by Denizen Works, which is made from leftover materials from the interior fit-out and features an angled-front face like the prow of a boat. Floating Architecture, Church Architecture, Hydraulic Ram, Altar Design, Plywood Interior, Interior Fit Out, Church Pictures, Foldable Table, Linoleum Flooring

Floating church in London crowned by luminous pop-up roof

Genesis' interiors are complete with a flat-pack altar designed by Denizen Works, which is made from leftover materials from the interior fit-out and features an angled-front face like the prow of a boat.

Genesis is accessed midship, with the entrance flanked by the main assembly space at the front of the barge and the kitchen, office and toilet at the rear. Altar Design, Church Design, Floating Architecture, Interior Fit Out, Church Pictures, Construction Cost, Linoleum Flooring, East London, Pop Up

Floating church in London crowned by luminous pop-up roof

Genesis is accessed midship, with the entrance flanked by the main assembly space at the front of the barge and the kitchen, office and toilet at the rear.

Denizen Works has built a church on a canal boat in east London, which has a pop-up roof that functions like a church organ's bellows. Altar Design, Church Design, St Columba, Floating Architecture, Hydraulic Ram, Interior Fit Out, Church Pictures, Construction Cost, Sailing Outfit

Floating church in London crowned by luminous pop-up roof

Denizen Works has built a church on a canal boat in east London, which has a pop-up roof that functions like a church organ's bellows.

The final island, named The Laguna, is described by BIG as a miniature archipelago and will be composed of eight smaller islands organised around a central marina.  It comprises floating, stilted and terraced housing for residents and will also provide spawning grounds for aquatic life to help develop new marine habitats. Plan Maestro, Penang Island, Mangrove Forest, Water Resources, Island Design, Design Competitions, Urban Life, Master Plan, Archipelago

BIG reveals sustainable BiodiverCity masterplan for coast of Penang Island

The final island, named The Laguna, is described by BIG as a miniature archipelago and will be composed of eight smaller islands organised around a central marina. It comprises floating, stilted and terraced housing for residents and will also provide spawning grounds for aquatic life to help develop new marine habitats.

BiodiverCity is a masterplan by BIG that will see three islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network. George Town, Win Competitions, Design Competitions, Sustainable City, Sustainable Architecture, Modern Architecture, Floating Architecture, Masterplan, Penang Island

BIG reveals sustainable BiodiverCity masterplan for coast of Penang Island

BiodiverCity is a masterplan by BIG that will see three islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network.

When it's not travelling, the 22-metre long vessel can be anchored by four 12-metre steel spuds, which lower to the bottom at depths of up to 7.6 metres to keep it stable. City Apartment, Sliding Glass Windows, Off Grid System, Floating Architecture, Sea Level Rise, Concrete Houses, Open Water, Dezeen, Civil Engineering

Waterstudio.NL designs yacht villa that can be raised out of the water

When it's not travelling, the 22-metre long vessel can be anchored by four 12-metre steel spuds, which lower to the bottom at depths of up to 7.6 metres to keep it stable.

White Arkitekter's plan divides the park into three sections that will each be programmed differently. The floating pool will form part of the first section called the Urban beach, which will be located closest to the city. Saunas, Bergen, Floating Architecture, Geometric Pool, Pool Shapes, Kayak Rentals, Outdoor Play Areas, Diving Board, Picnic Area

White Arkitekter designs starfish-shaped sea pool in Bergen

White Arkitekter's plan divides the park into three sections that will each be programmed differently. The floating pool will form part of the first section called the Urban beach, which will be located closest to the city.

Swedish studio White Arkitekter has designed a floating pool in Bergen, Norway, which will be built as part of the redevelopment of the city's coastline into a waterfront park called True Blue. Floating Architecture, Geometric Pool, Scandinavian Architecture, Outdoor Play Areas, Build A Wall, New Community, Picnic Area, Sustainable Design, Bergen

White Arkitekter designs starfish-shaped sea pool in Bergen

Swedish studio White Arkitekter has designed a floating pool in Bergen, Norway, which will be built as part of the redevelopment of the city's coastline into a waterfront park called True Blue.

Architecture studio Goldsmith has revealed the design for its floating chicken and cress farm, which is set to be built alongside its existing waterborne dairy farm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Rotterdam Architecture, Floating Architecture, Concept Architecture, Amazing Architecture, Architecture Design, Garden City Hotel, Pv Panels, Agricultural Buildings, Natural Swimming Pools

Goldsmith unveils design for urban floating chicken farm in Rotterdam

Architecture studio Goldsmith has revealed the design for its floating chicken and cress farm, which is set to be built alongside its existing waterborne dairy farm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This house is named Hale Lana meaning "floating home", thanks to being constructed slightly above a lava bed in Hawaii. Floating Architecture, Cabinet D Architecture, Architecture Plan, Residential Architecture, Green Terrace, Roof Edge, Jungle House, Journal Du Design, Phoenix Homes

Olson Kundig Hale Lana house rises above lava field in Hawaii

This house is named Hale Lana meaning "floating home", thanks to being constructed slightly above a lava bed in Hawaii.

Image 3 of 7 from gallery of Marshall Blecher & Studio Fokstrot Imagine Floating Islands in the Center of Copenhagen. Photograph by MIR Floating Island, Small Island, Future Islands, Photography Exhibition, Forest Stewardship Council, Island Design, Parcs, Studio, Landscape Architecture

Marshall Blecher and Studio Fokstrot build Copenhagen Islands

Copenhagen Islands will also form a new habitat for wildlife, both above and below the surface of the water.

marshall blecher & studio fokstrot have unveiled a system of floating islands for copenhagen that seeks to provide a new type of public space for the city’s harbor. designed as a sort of parkipela. Floating Architecture, Floating Island, Mug Design, Design Art, Island Park, Photography Exhibition, Photography Sky, Inspiration Design, Saunas

Marshall Blecher and Studio Fokstrot build Copenhagen Islands

A cluster of roaming artificial islands designed by Marshall Blecher and Studio Fokstrot is set to be built in Copenhagen's harbour.

powerhouse company has revealed plans for a timber office building that will float on the rijnhaven, a port on rotterdam's nieuwe maas river. Floating Architecture, Architecture Office, Rotterdam Architecture, Timber Structure, Building Structure, Rotterdam Port, Office Plan, Water Powers, Sea Level Rise

Powerhouse Company unveils visuals of off-grid floating office in Rotterdam

FOR will also have publicly-accessible restaurant with a large outdoor terrace and swimming pool positioned in line with the river.

powerhouse plans floating, all-timber office building for rotterdam port Cultural Architecture, Education Architecture, Residential Architecture, Facade Architecture, Floating Architecture, Timber Structure, Building Structure, Rotterdam Port, Sea Level Rise

Powerhouse Company unveils visuals of off-grid floating office in Rotterdam

The Floating Office Rotterdam (FOR) is set to be moored at the Rijnhaven port on the Maas River, as an example of what Powerhouse Company called "climate-resilient office design".

Powerhouse Company unveils visuals of off-grid floating office in Rotterdam — Dezeen Floating Architecture, Architecture Today, Concept Architecture, Architecture Design, Bill Gates, Rotterdam, Living Roofs, Timber Structure, Sea Level Rise

Powerhouse Company unveils visuals of off-grid floating office in Rotterdam

Dutch architects Powerhouse Company has designed a floating office in Rotterdam for the Global Center on Adaptation that will be carbon neutral and function off-grid.