One of the most important features in a floating house is water management, so Wierzba has equipped the building with a rainwater recovery system and biological filter systems in order to be able to use the surrounding water. A waste water collection tank is situated at the lowest level of the house, and about 80% of the waste water is converted into gray water.
The floating house has a simple design that can easily be transported by land or by water. By harnessing modular design the designer has ensured that any change in the room layout or partitions could be a DIY job with no need to hire professionals. The rooftop is covered with solar and photovoltaic panels, which generate heat and electricity. Underfloor heating also helps to keep the construction warm and snug, reducing heat loss.
The mobile structure is fully adaptable and can be rearranged for different environments, making it a flexible floating house. The project’s lightweight, steel frame construction is based upon foundations made from hydro concrete. The rest of the building is constructed from prefabricated elements, which create less waste during construction, and all the materials used are non-toxic, locally sourced, and are either recyclable or recycled.
+ Monika Wierzba
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Ver interesting design. I am particularly interested in your use of "hydro concrete" in the foundations. Can you share any concrete floatation design information? Is there a source of plans and specifications? Many thanks. AH.