Floatwing is a cross between a boat and a holiday home
Be it a boat or a yacht, sleeping on water, though romantic, is rarely a fully comfortable affair, and is limited to a little number of participants. For those, who are going for it just for the sake of spending a night in the middle of a lake, and have no intention to use the vehicle for extensive transport, Portuguese studio Friday present an alternative to boats. Floatwing is a compact floating structure that can be extended from its basic studio-size to a 3-bedroom house with all its comforts, making it suitable not only for couples escaping on a romantic getaway but for larger group of friends or family as well. Fixed 6 m in width and at a length varying between 10 and 18 m, the floating house is a modular system that can be packed in only two standard sized containers and shipped anywhere on the globe.
Besides its compact size and efficient space-organisation, the structure is eco-friendly regarding its consumption as well. The floating house is almost completely self-sufficient, producing up to 80% of its annual energy needs. The materials and technologies used for its constructions also follow a sustainable ethic and have low environmental impact. When in use, the omission of fuel is also made minimal; since transportation is not its primary function, it has only two small outboard motors, which still provide enough speed for dwellers to wake up every morning at a new spot on the lake.
We are a bunch of creatives from very diverse backgrounds, like architecture, interior architecture, design and graphics design held together by our passion for fresh ideas, new technology, alluring concepts, effortless fun, relentless design, products, and dreams. All of us are a working professional creating living spaces, environments in a daily basis focused on three areas like homes, work- and leisure-spaces.
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