life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov
 

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov

russian designer max zhivov presents his new design for ‘modul GO’, a houseboat inspired by construction kits for children and IKEA’s flat-pack furniture. the yacht aims at being an inexpensive solution for mobile and easily modified life on water that adopts for customer needs.

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
whale safari

 

 

the boat can be a standard living module with two rooms, cafe, equipment rental point, a base for hydroplanes, boat refueling module, cargo variant for transporting of goods and small passenger cars. the houseboats adopt for most of the specific requirements and are arranged on the basic platforms with size 9 m x 4,5 m and 13 m x 6,5 m.

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
water village

 

 

10 types of sections with the dimensions of 2,4 meters in width and 2,3 meters in height are developed for the boat. also, zhivov’s design offers one type with an increased height of 3,5 m.

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
modul GO for hydroplanes

 

 

‘modul GO’ houseboats are equipped with electric motors and solar panels and are fully ecological — the power of electric motors is chosen according to houseboat model and its functions. the yacht is designed in such way that can be easily transported by two tracks and quickly assembled by 4 persons in 2 days.

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
living unit – type 1

 

 

max zhivov is currently developing an app for modul GO that allows choosing the section types that will be installed on the platform for customer needs and seeing your future houseboat on the screen of a smartphone with all tech characteristics and calculates the price for a combination.

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
living unit – type 2

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
window detail

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
interior of living unit

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
model range

life on water: a floating customisable living unit by max zhivov modul go designboom
mobile app for section combination choosing

 

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: maria erman | designboom

  • Very smart and comprehensive modular system out of well thought out materials…

    Ed Keller
  • Nice concept. The renderings and documentation really work!

    dirk

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