jet capsule updates U.F.O houseboat for open water
jet capsule updates U.F.O houseboat for open water jet capsule updates U.F.O houseboat for open water
nov 15, 2016
jet capsule updates U.F.O houseboat for open water


 

after the development of the water jet capsule and the first ‘unidentified floating’ object, pierpaolo lazzarini from italy-based jet capsule proposes the U.F.O 2.0 — a futuristic fiberglass floating structure. with a total surface of 314 sq. m and spanning twenty meters in diameter, the luxurious houseboat seems to be coming straight out of a sci-fi movie.

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U.F.O 2.0 sub-structure

 

 

jet capsule‘s U.F.O 2.0 is composed of a central shell divided into three different levels: the main living area (80 sq m) with kitchen, storage and bathroom; the sub level (50 sq m) with a seabed view bedroom and large bathroom with a 50 sq.m terrace as an upper deck/floor to control the vehicle.

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overview of the floating fiberglass structure by jet capsule

 

 

the possibilities of usage and layouts are unlimited for this proposed model; the U.F.O 2.0 can be used for a number of purposes including hotel reception, gym or a floating restaurant. furthermore, the external deck can be customized into garden platforms and teak can be installed instead of panels.

 

 

 

 

the houseboat is equipped with 2 x 80 hp electric engines that are able to move the floating structure with an estimated maximum speed of nine knots.
inside the disk, sixteen batteries are installed with solar panels and wind/water turbine — providing an unlimited autonomy to the floating U.F.O 2.0.


the U.F.O 2.0 as a tanning platform

 

 

jet capsule is organizing a kickstarter campaign set for the next couple of weeks, with the possibility to spend a night in the houseboat or just contribute for the construction of the first unit. the first delivery (by helicopter) is expected early 2018.

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UFO resort

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proposed port for the fiberglass houseboat


sub-bedroom


sub-bathroom

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evening parties or receptions can take place on the 314 sq.m vehicle


expected delivery of the houseboats, via helicopters, is set for 2018

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the multi-layered process: measurements and details

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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