Dutch architecture firm Waterstudio.NL has created a "livable yacht" that can rise out of the water to become an off-grid home.
livable 家や気候が住みやすい／快適な 生活などに生きがいが持てる その人と一緒に暮らしやすい
The boat is 22 meters long with a living space of 404 square meters. It uses solar panels on its roof to power both the home and the engine that moves it. It also has a system that can turn rain into drinking water, allowing it to be used to live by the coast almost anywhere in the world.
The yacht can also stand above the water using four 12-meter-long "legs," which can be lowered into water up to 7.6 meters deep. With its legs out, it is designed to withstand tough weather conditions, including floods and hurricanes.
It costs about $2.3 million to buy the most basic version of the Arkup 75,which comes without a motor, legs or solar power. The legs add at least $1 million to the price, while solar power and a motor add more than $500,000.
The company hopes its design can be used to build larger floating houses in the future — something it has been promoting for nearly two decades, according to Olthuis.
He believes that the design could help future construction as sea levels rise and cities begin to be built on the water. "Not just yachts but especially floating structures will take advantage of the space on water around our cities," he said.
sea levels rise 海面上昇
take advantage of 活用する 生かす ／悪用する つけ込む
Waterstudio.NL has produced many other floating designs, including various floating houses, a floating office tower, and even a giant "Sea Tree" — a floating tower made of flat platforms that can serve as habitats for plants and animals both above and below the water.
waterstudio.nl sea tree