Floating Los Angeles House with Roof Top Car Park

Anonymous Architects have designed the Car Park House on a steep slope of Echo Park overlooking the great city view of Los Angeles. The car park takes the ‘front seat’ in the conceptual design of this contemporary house by placing it on the roof with the rest of the house hidden below. Apart from the joy of arriving with a welcoming parking space, the inverted design is a practical answer [...]

 

Student Builds Floating Teepee House on Homemade Raft

University student William Woodbridge had to leave campus and then found that necessity motivates creative thinking. Looking for a place he could reside in, William’s uncle suggested that he build a teepee. And so he did. Researching on teepee design, ergonomics and carefully considering its stability against weather, William finished his very own teepee house that floats on Lake Ginninderra, Australia.  Although William was given an ultimatum to leave the [...]

 

A Century Old Barge Converted Into A Floating House

First sailed in the 1900s, this century old barge was given a new lease on life by transforming it into a 2-bedroom floating apartment in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. Photos courtesy Skeppsholmen

 

A Floating House by MOS Architects

New York based studio MOS Architects designed the Floating House located in an island on Lake Huron, in Ontario, Canada. Specifically planned to adapt to Lake Huron’s drastic water level changes the house floats atop a structure of steel pontoons, allowing it to fluctuate along with the lake. Completed in 2005. Photos by Florian Holzherr, MOS Architects

 

Lake Union Floating Home

Seattle based studio Vandeventer + Carlander Architects have designed the Lake Union Floating Home located in Seattle, Washington. Lake Union Floating Home by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects: In response to environmental concerns, the location and treatment of glazing promote passive heating and cooling while providing abundant natural light. Sun screens and overhangs provide effective summer shading. Efficient hydronic in-floor heating utilizes an energy efficient heat pump system and the fresh air ventilation system [...]

 

The Floating House

Organic and green sustainable architecture describes Robert Harvey Oshatz dwelling designs. Unique exterior elevation features flowing and wandering curves in wood that’s carried on inside. And because the location is by a beautiful riverside, a large glass wall facing the river treats the homeowners to the loveliest view of the sunset. [via home-reviews]

 

Floating Home-boats by the Harbour

This floating concept has been around for a while and was realized in the City Sport Harbour. It’s on water but this luxurious houseboat is firmly anchored. Currently used to hold meetings, workshops and receptions plus you get a fantastic view of the city all around! Project description from floatinghomes.de: This 225 m² floating homes are linked to each other by floating jetties. The basic structure of the individual floating homes [...]