sanitov studio: inachus floating home
sanitov studio: inachus floating home sanitov studio: inachus floating home
sep 19, 2012

sanitov studio: inachus floating home

‘inachus floating home’ by sanitov studio, UK all images courtesy of sanitov studio

named after the greek river god, ‘inachus’ is an innovative and sustainable floating home by london-based by sanitov studio. launching at the london design festival and part of their future-cities project, the structure derives from a wholistic approach addressing cutting edge technologies along with biology and cultural studies. the waterways of cities may become part of the urban fabric by habitating them. the model is envisioned on a larger scale, as mass communities of customized houses on water.

influenced by danish design and detail and executed by british master boat-builders, the smart residence is outfitted with appliances and systems which may be operated by smart phone or tablet. with zero heating, ventilation and carbon emissions, the dwelling joins 40 other existing houses with energy level 5 status. occupant and equipment generated heat warm the interior and high-performance insulation within the airtight envelope minimize loss. triple glazing, ventilation with heat recovery and natural daylight increase overall efficiency. skylights protruding above the roof introduce illumination throughout the day.

beginning september 14th, visitors may visit the home at st. katherine’s dock. it will be returned to it’s permanent mooring in wandsworth’s riverside quarter after the festival’s conclusion on september 23, 2012.

home at a dock

two levels protected with horizontal louvers

louver detail

living room connected to the dining area + kitchen

living room can be sealed from the dining area with a corten partition door

dining area + kitchen

view from dining area






at night


  • What is required?

    Sstjr1 says:
  • Wondering about: Shading louvers, they seem to be random relative to fenestration, designed to impress the passer-by but what about living? Little or no visual screening provided to occupants in such an exposed environment.

    mArkW says:
  • it seems in the night shot the main group of louvers actually covers the two closest windows pretty well, and I imagine they also keep some direct sunlight off the outer wall, which probably helps it from heating up as well. we can agree that they are in fact doing more than if they weren’t there.

    food4thot says:
  • That it is floating is totally lost on this might just as well be on a foundation on land for all practical purposes. That it claims some remarkable feats of sustainability…I suspect even the most uninformed of laypeople will see through that pompous rationale. That it is externally unattractive, with all of its contextural potential…speaks for itself.

    Chaszr says:
  • Floating homes are future contemporary life, STOLARIJA ALEKSIC

    Stolarija Aleksic says:

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