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Architect Daniela Lamartine has designed a floating community to address Sweden's national housing crisis. Called Floathub, the project creates a new mobile lifestyle to achieve long-term economic and residential security. Floathub would be created with a co-operative trust where residents become developers and owners through collective action. The trust would manage and build the floating typologies using CNC technology to enable a self-sufficient mobile lifestyle on water. The housing market in Sweden has created an economic inequality between generations and as a result home-ownership has become unreachable for many. Floathub's main idea is to maintain the flexibility of a mobile lifestyle on water through a catalog of typologies that benefit the floating community. Each typology generates values to the community and acts as a generator that enables affordability and possibilities as they create a network of reliance between FloatHubs. Resources from the communities are tied to an economy where any surplus generated is recycled back. This allows long-term affordability on behalf of the mobile community. Vital activities are: production, recycling and vending. As a result, the users can live without municipal systems, and developers are not needed as they can deal with issues on their own. View more View full description
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