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15 Of The Best and Most Ambitious Floating Architecture Projects

  • 08:00 - 23 December, 2017
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  • Translated by Guilherme Carvalho
15 Of The Best and Most Ambitious Floating Architecture Projects

More than half of the planet is composed of water and most of the population lives in its vicinity. These sites are increasingly affected by environmental disasters or the increase in water levels caused by global warming, forming a scenario that brings new challenges to the way we live and think the buildings in coastal or riverine areas.

Floating architecture can adapt to changes in water levels and different climatic conditions, signaling a possible way to solve the problems pointed out. To increase your repertoire of floating references, we have gathered here 15 projects that have been implemented directly in the waters and have the most different uses: housing, cultural, educational, recreational and infrastructure.

Floating School in Makoko / NLÉ Architects

Image Via Gizmag
Image Via Gizmag

Jellyfish Barge / Studiomobile

© Matteo De Mayda
© Matteo De Mayda

The Hasle Harbour Bath / White

© Signe Find Larsen
© Signe Find Larsen

Canal Swimming Club / Atelier Bow-Wow + Architectuuratelier Dertien 12

© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

Pavilion of Reflections / Studio Tom Emerson

Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson
Courtesy of Studio Tom Emerson

Dutch Floating Bridge / RO&AD Architecten

© Erik Stekelenburg
© Erik Stekelenburg

Floating Piers / Christo & Jeanne-Claude

© Christo
© Christo

DD16 / BIO-architects

© Vlad Mitrichev
© Vlad Mitrichev

DOC - Temporary Floating House / Lime Studio

© Sabin Prodan
© Sabin Prodan

Floating House / Friday SA

© José Campos
© José Campos

Water Way / EKA Sisearhitektuur

© Tõnu Tunnel
© Tõnu Tunnel

Watervilla / +31ARCHITECTS

© Ewout Huibers
© Ewout Huibers

The Floating Kayak Club / FORCE4 Architects

© Søren Aagaard
© Søren Aagaard

Sørenga Sjøbad / LPO arkitekter

© Tove Lauluten
© Tove Lauluten

AntiRoom II / Elena Chiavi + Ahmad El Mad + Matteo Goldoni

© Ahmad El Mad
© Ahmad El Mad
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Victor Delaqua
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Cite: Delaqua, Victor. "15 Of The Best and Most Ambitious Floating Architecture Projects" [Arquitetura flutuante: 15 projetos para se inspirar] 23 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. (Trans. Carvalho, Guilherme) Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/884450/15-of-the-best-and-most-ambitious-floating-architecture-projects/> ISSN 0719-8884