Gallery: Sanitov Unveils Eco-Lux Floating Home at This Year’s London De...

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As cities become more crowded, people who want to live in the city center will have to choose between living in smaller spaces or using neglected spaces like waterways. Choosing the latter, Sanitov Floating Homes designed INACHUS, an innovative, modern house that is extremely functional, has a luscious living green wall, uses recycled materials, and is powered by the sun! We toured the home at this year's London Design Festival, which kicked off yesterday. This gorgeous drifting home might be a future solution for urban living.

Moored within St. Katharine Docks, just minutes away from the iconic Tower Bridge, INACHUS was being built in Kent at this time last year. Featuring two floors, this house accommodates three bedrooms, two bathrooms (with a sauna!), an open plan living room and kitchen, wrap-around balconies, and a grand terrace for some cloud gazing. The home is extremely energy efficient, and it features solar panels, double and triple glazing, great quality insulation, crossed ventilation, plenty of windows and layered fins on both sides that regulate sunshine and bounce off winds stabilizing the house.

Alexander Host, one of the Danish designers behind the project, kindly gave us a private tour around the space, which is also where he is staying during the Festival. We started the visit from the terrace, which has a Nordic style hot tub and enjoys great views overlooking the marina. The terrace will be soon topped by a green roof, and inside, a living green wall greets people at the entrance.

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  1. Doctor John September 16, 2012 at 10:40 am

    While it may be energy efficient, it is not to be considered “green” by any standard. The materials used in construction would leave a negative footprint the size of New York

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