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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to

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NRJA Designs a Two-Story Houseboat for Long Latvian Summers

NRJA Designs a Two-Story Houseboat for Long Latvian Summers

Latvian architecture firm NRJA (which stands for “No Rules, Just Architecture”) is one of the most exciting firms working in Europe today. Floating Barn, the firm’s latest project, is a

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Modern Kenjo Cabin is a Solar-Powered Floating Room For a Family in Sweden

Modern Kenjo Cabin is a Solar-Powered Floating Room For a Family in Sweden

Limmared, Sweden-based prefab builder Kenjo offers up small prefab cabins designed for those needing more space than can be used as a guest house, relaxation space, office, studio or even a floating

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World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects and ZM Architecture Design for Glasgow

World’s “First Floating Village” Unveiled by Baca Architects and ZM Architecture Design for Glasgow

Baca Architects and ZM Architecture have teamed up with Floating Concepts to design what has been dubbed the world's first "floating leisure village" at Canting Docks in Glasgow. The Scottish city—in

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Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Docked in the heart of the city on Lake Union, this floating home enjoys panoramic views south of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne Hill to the west, and Gas Works Park northward. With no room to spare, the

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Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

The entire structure is made from Glulam wood beams that Oshatz stacked and connected to make his signature swirling and curved design. Glulam is made from a number of small pieces of timber glued

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Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration

The brand new nature reserve was created from the abandoned remains of a quarry near Preston, England. Owned by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the 67-acre reserve and visitor centre was made possible with

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Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight

Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw these wild images of a real-life version of the balloon-lofted house from the Pixar animated film UP on My Modern Met this morning. The house was launched from

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Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Floating “Kaluga” Sauna Sprouts a Tree on Top

Russia's Festival of Landscape Objects saw a flotilla of seaworthy buildings float down the Ugra River to Nikola-Lenivets Village. Among the visionary houses was a beautifully-finished floating sauna,

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Beautiful Modern Water Villa Sets Sail in Amsterdam

Beautiful Modern Water Villa Sets Sail in Amsterdam

The 200 square meter split-level houseboat on De Omval keeps a low profile to respect local building ordinances. Part of the home is submerged underwater, but +31 Architects made sure to provide

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Floating Container Houses Proposed for Pakistan Flood

Floating Container Houses Proposed for Pakistan Flood

The flooding of Pakistan was yet another tragedy that added to this year's surge of natural disasters, and with 21 million people injured or homeless, we still have an emergency on our hands. Richard

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Beautiful Iceberg on the Baltic is a Brilliant Summer Cabin

Beautiful Iceberg on the Baltic is a Brilliant Summer Cabin

You've dreamed of having a summer cabin settled along a lake, but did you ever imagine an escape placed directly on the water? Architect Daniel Andersson has envisioned a nouveau lake house that lets

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Brad Pitt Unveils Flood-Surviving Float House for Make It Right Foundation

Brad Pitt Unveils Flood-Surviving Float House for Make It Right Foundation

Brad Pitt has been making waves in the green building world lately, so it's only appropriate that the newest house completed for his Make It Right Foundation project be a floating one. Being revealed

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Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

Self-Sufficent Floating House Powered by the Sun and Sea

House on the Water by Poland-based Formodesign is a stunning floating home that relies on the surrounding sea and radiating sun to keep it self-sufficient in terms of energy and h2o. Accessible only by

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Beautiful Lake Huron Floating House by MOS

Beautiful Lake Huron Floating House by MOS

What do you do when you need to build a house in the middle of Lake Huron where building on location is prohibitively expensive? You construct a floating house and make it so you can tug it to it's new

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WATERSTUDIO’S FLOOD-RESISTANT ARCHITECTURE

WATERSTUDIO’S FLOOD-RESISTANT ARCHITECTURE

As we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, you may notice we're running a little theme on Inhabitat: flood-resistant design and architecture. In the months following Katrina, one of the most

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