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Forbes: 10 Floating Homes of the Future

10 Floating Homes of the Future

By Bethany Lyttle

Life at sea—it sounds far away, like a distant lifestyle reserved for Navy seamen, ocean trawlers and submarine captains. But as shorelines recede, populations grow and property-ownership ideas evolve, designers and architects are prompted to re-think how—and where—we live. Many look to the water.

Shaped like domes, jellyfish, spaceships and icebergs, few of these notions of futuristic dwellings will ever go beyond the design stage. However, this doesn’t mean homes that float, submerge or drift on rivers are the stuff of sci-fi. “Just because a design vision is not built yet, does not limit its potential impact,” says Maria Lorena Lehman, founder of Sensing Architecture, an online forum for architectural design, science and new technologies. “In fact, by proposing new ways of living, including on the water, architectural design is advanced, and in turn, human life is improved.”

(Photo by Orhan Cileli)

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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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