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.”

 The designs will join a huge range of projects at the 15th  Cityscape Global, which will span 41,000 sq m of exhibition space.
In the past, Dubai has seen many floating home projects, one that have been constructed as well as those which have remained unrealised proposals.
Dubai-based Kleindienst Group has already created the Floating Seahorses villas at its Heart of Europe development.
Additionally, Dubai Properties had recently announced that it would build up 200 water homes on the Dubai Canal at its Marasi Business Bay project, which will be built on stilts that reach the bottom of the canal’s basin.