The market for luxury living at sea will soon no longer be cornered by yacht industries, as an Asian firm is seeking to build standalone villas that float like pontoons. Complete with a variety of add-on structures and the ability to dial up the eco-efficiency to owners’ preferences, the Seascape project by BMT Asia Pacific could revolutionize how people live.
“Our new series of floating villas demonstrates that it is possible to offer exceptional luxury through a simple, yet elegant modular design,” stated Richard Colwill, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific. Each villa will be customizable via the option to add on a variety of units, including a sun deck or covered pool, making the floating resort up to 1800 sq ft in size. Alternatively, the single unit can be enjoyed by itself, in all its 700 sq foot glory, and easily disassembled and transported in a standard shipping container. While the villa’s deck and open room design is reason enough for the heart to yearn for an extended stay, the proposed underwater bedroom draws the most appeal. The design is a 4m-diameter cylindar of acrylic that allows residents to, literally, sleep amongst the fishes.
Even though the Seascape villa was not conceived to be a beacon of green technology utilization, it still is notable in its eco-friendly design. “While we haven’t specifically focused on green features in the design a number of them are intrinsic to a waterside location – improved natural ventilation from sea breezes, temperature moderation through the hull from seawater. However developers/owners have the opportunity to install solar panels etc to supplement the small genset [diesel and electric generator] and as the roof area increases this may become a significant contribution to the total power load,” a company representative told Gizmag. Perhaps these villas will allow vacationers to take at least one step off the grid while they rest and recharge.
Images via BMT Asia Pacific