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Float-able home living?

Finjohn

Working on a bid for this amazing company. www.arkup.com  Very creative! Think it will take off or sink? 

 
Jan 24, 18 10:13 am
Finjohn

Check it out. 

Jan 24, 18 10:15 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

What's the point?

Jan 24, 18 10:40 am  · 
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JLC-1

NS: A sale?

Jan 24, 18 10:59 am  · 
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JLC-1

Hey Fin, have you seen the Caribbean islands lately? and those are firmly anchored to earth....

Jan 24, 18 11:01 am  · 
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Maritime architecture is a thing, in the US those casino riverboats can be hard to work on as everything has to be non combustible or flame retardant. This concept is nice and should appeal to some segment of the market. I wonder if this will lead to reef damage from shading and these house barges drifting into corals during storms. Sprawl on the ocean in some places of ecological sensitivity can be problematic.

Jan 24, 18 12:29 pm  · 
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Volunteer

Not sure, but I think the houseboat has already been invented?

Jan 24, 18 10:56 am  · 
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tduds

That's just a boat.

Jan 24, 18 1:11 pm  · 
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Volunteer

Or you could just tie this puppy up to the pier and have a brew.

Jan 24, 18 11:00 am  · 
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JLC-1

Much better, can you imagine trying to outrun a hurricane in that two story house?

Jan 24, 18 11:02 am  · 
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Finjohn

These aren't your typical yachts or houseboats. I haven't seen anything quite like these. And yes, being in one during a hurricane is something I would avoid. 

Jan 24, 18 11:09 am  · 
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randomised

Nothing new...we build like that over here in the Netherlands for quite a while already. Check out these guys:

https://www.waterstudio.nl/

Herman Hertzberger:

https://www.ahh.nl/index.php/n...

or this from the Biennale:

Jan 24, 18 11:20 am  · 
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Finjohn

I believe the owners of this company is from the Netherlands also. 

Jan 24, 18 11:45 am  · 
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randomised

The guys are French, they do have the Dutch Waterstudio.nl listed as their partner on their site.

Jan 25, 18 3:05 am  · 
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senjohnblutarsky

As it's rendered, it won't happen. Water does fun things in the wind that would make that house... soggy. 

Jan 24, 18 12:09 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

There are also 4 bathrooms in the OP's model house.... do you have to lug out a pump or something, or does it just disappear into the crystal blue water?

Jan 24, 18 12:12 pm  · 
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Finjohn

Good question.

Jan 24, 18 1:07 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

you're the one hawking the project. Should you not know?

Jan 24, 18 1:17 pm  · 
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Finjohn

Just received an RFQ today so I never heard of this company until then. 

Jan 24, 18 1:22 pm  · 
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Finjohn

That's good news Rick. I would be concerned with not being able to have anything not bolted down when waves rough. I think it is a great concept! 

Jan 25, 18 10:18 am  · 
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Finjohn

I just have seen any that look as nice as these ones. And yes, they do have the hydraulic pylons that can move up and down for when they want to move to another location. 

Jan 25, 18 6:34 pm  · 
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randomised

Those grey chimney like cilinders I suppose

Jan 26, 18 2:35 am  · 
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