Sea levels may rise and coastlines may fall but one thing will always remain consistent: the Danish are going to get through life in style. These fabulous houseboats from Copenhagen’s Waterliving are but the latest example.

Waterliving houseboat, Swan model

Definitely exhilaratingly modernist in spirit, the Waterliving line incorporates elements from the vernacular of waterfront architecture, mixes in a few nautical tropes, and manages to stay undoubtedly stylish. We love the wood paneling, the funky round windows, contemporary fixtures and all the great outdoor spaces.

The architects at Waterliving aren’t stopping with residential one offs. They have visions of reinvigorating moribund waterfronts with new floating complexes. This can include restaurants, hotels, event spaces … Beyond architecture, the firm can also help navigate political and zoning issues. The exciting thing about Waterliving is that these are not just drawings of houseboats. Some of them are already bobbing around docks and quays in Denmark, Sweden and Britain.

+ Waterliving Denmark