NL architects: water wonen
 
NL architects: water wonen NL architects: water wonen
oct 06, 2009

NL architects: water wonen

‘water wonen’ by NL architects image courtesy NL architects

water wonen by dutch firm NL architects investigates the possibilities of living on water, or land that is flooded in case of heavy rain.
water wonen = liquid urbanism

water wonen emerged from a simple observation: 
why are houseboats not self-propelled?

‘water wonen’ by NL architects image courtesy NL architects

concepts of docking stations image courtesy NL architects

‘water wonen’ docking station

‘water wonen’ docking station

paradoxically houseboats can’t go anywhere by themselves. they need a towboat.

on the water, in principle you are footloose. you can go ‘anywhere’. all you need is a ‘docking station’:
for energy, dumping your trash, parking your car, for picking up mail, for water, sewage etc.

docking station image courtesy NL architects

swarming out image courtesy NL architects

low water image courtesy NL architects

high water image courtesy NL architects

houseboats being towed by tug boats image courtesy NL architects

houseboats being towed by tug boats image courtesy NL architects

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