Floating futuristic pods to debut as new housing concepts for Dubai
A futuristic floating homes project will be unveiled at Cityscape Global in Dubai in September.
Dutch developer New Living on Water (NLW) will launch designs for the “organic-shaped” homes at the event, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from September 6 to 8.
The floating homes have been developed by NLW in cooperation with CIG, an industrial shipbuilding, constructional design and complex architecture company, and the renewable energy industry worldwide.
They were developed for a small niche-market and designed with sustainability in mind “in order to create mutual respect between humans and environment”, with renewable energy sources used as much as possible, according to NLW’s managing director and co-owner, Menno de Roos.
“A lot of people nowadays live in very densely populated areas, and for most of them this is no problem in everyday life,” said Roos. “But the need for some privacy and the inner need of being connected to nature has always been with us, and that’s what we’re offering.
“Our newly developed floating residences guarantee both the privacy and nature that people are looking for, as well as the comfort of being part of a six-star super luxury beachfront resort.”