When it comes to the realm of yachts, the scope generally alludes to opulence. The Henry Ward-designed Floating Lodge builds upon this luxury ‘pedigree’, albeit with a sustainable quotient of its own. Forming a part of the Sea-Suite series of houseboats, beach cabins and lodges; the entire conceptual design is based upon the thrilling notion of a ‘water loving’ lifestyle. This essence of living is expressed through novel structural considerations that mainly comprise of a conspicuous egg shaped shell with simple lines and organic curves. In fact, the egg shaped shell is planned to be upcycled from a previous composite radome (a combination of a radar and dome) that had been developed for a new cruise liner terminal in Hong Kong.[nggallery id=433]
The ritzy user oriented zones of the Floating Lodge are located inside this exclusively contrived double leveled radome. The lower level of the floating structure consists of the living room, a centrally located drawing room with its entertainment hub, an adjacent kitchen and a separate deck with a hobbyist telescope. The upper level caters to the private quarters with a plush bedroom and bathroom.
In terms of technology, the material for the Floating Lodge radome had been built from a lightweight, monocoque section that was specifically created so as to be installed in a single lift. And, given their advanced structural as well as aesthetic value, the radome designs are also planned to be used as a series of self-contained, coast based housing units. According to the designers, the flexible installation process and the portability factor might even cut back on the overall cost of such novel housing projects.