dymitr malcew floats mobile house for calming water retreat
dymitr malcew floats mobile house for calming water retreat dymitr malcew floats mobile house for calming water retreat
nov 19, 2013

dymitr malcew floats mobile house for calming water retreat

dymitr malcew floats mobile house for calming water retreat
all images courtesy of dymitr malcew



easily docked at a marina or pier, the ‘floating house’ by dymitr malcew is a mobile structure that can transported to different locations. the project was based around the idea of minimally impacting its surroundings, while still offering an ‘out of the ordinary’ experience. designed for paris-based developer h2orizon, specialists in floating structures, the unique retreat provides maximum visual connections to the landscape. the interior rooms all have direct access to the terrace around its perimeter, enabling the outside world to blend in. the base is constructed of a buoyant platform that gently moves from place to place, while the roof is carried by a system of columns separated from a glass curtain wall. this solution allows for micro-movements caused by the uneven water surface the house sits on, and also penetrates high-levels of natural light into the calming space.



the ‘floating house’ is designed on a transportable base that can move to different locations



the structure has minimal impact on its surroundings, but provides a direct connection to nature



the interior rooms are maximized to ensure strong visual connections to the soothing landscape



the use of a glass curtain wall enables the outside world to blend in



all interior rooms open to the outdoor terrace around the house’s perimeter



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  • beautiful, but I’d want to grow some crops too.

    MR says:
  • i love it ( despite hurricanes, floods, , stealing and so) i definitely love it

    mariano says:
  • This house is amazing! And I like the idea of a floating house very much.

    Mimi Petrovic says:
  • looks like a great way of life … it would be nice to be able to travel the world by staying at home … love it

    Allen Gervais Comettant says:
  • Science fiction stuff.

    Isaac Grant says:
  • Having lived on a floating home for over twenty years and being very familiar with wind loads, buoyancy, glass weight and float depths, I can’t wait to see the designer’s tethered floating airship home. Not throwing rocks, it was pretty enough to get my attention. Moving something this size is an event, not a cruise – and waterspace, in the civilized world, is not just up for grabs.

    Dean Pulley says:
  • Beautiful…

    Pankaj Toshniwal says:

  • The waters better be calm, and you better be in good shape!

    Vincent Jacquard says:

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