Wasterstudio.nl is a company based in Amsterdam that has designed a floating habitat called the Sea Tree. This habitat promises to unfurl a secure sanctuary, both underwater and above the water surface, for both flora and fauna. The need of a concept like Sea Tree arises because of climatic change and rapid urbanization. These pose a threat toward plant and animal habitats, and this floating structure will help protect it and put forward positive environment advantages. The additional habitat will be for birds, bees, bats and other small animals and is unfit for human use.
The only thing that stirred Waterstudio.nl to create Sea Tree was to protect natural habitats in cities that are at a risk of diminishing because of urbanization. The company anticipates that these eco friendly structures will be purchased by large companies, which will later donate them to cities. This will show their concern for the environment and in turn also help protect natural habitats in urban areas.
Sea Tree is a space saving design that is 100% self sufficient. It will support a variety of flora and fauna, helping in their growth. It won’t consume any space on land and will be built on water bodies and harbors. The height and depth of the natural habitat can be tweaked as per the location. It will be crafted by making good use of offshore technology, which is almost similar to the oil storage towers spotted in open seas. It will provide a safe haven for small animals above the surface of water and support small water creatures underwater. The structure is tied up to the bottom of the water floor. It can also move a bit with the waves and wind.
The floating habitat is a feasible idea and will become a safe haven for flora and fauna. The best part being, it won’t eat up precious space on land and utilize harbors and water bodies. The structure has been ingeniously designed, which makes sure that human entry is not allowed. The narrow and steep sides will discourage human entry, making sure that animals are not disturbed.
1. Sea pearl artificial coral reef concept
Sea Pearl is an artificial coral reef concept that is a brainchild of Hadi Salman, who is a Technical and Scientific Illustrator and designer. The concept will be located near Dubai, UAE and can also be made in any sea environment that has a moderate temperature coastline. It is a sustainably created sea based observatory that will leave tourists, environmentalists and marine enthusiasts in a state of awe. Sea Pearl will be nothing less than an eco tourism hot spot and will also put on show modern day methods of harvesting renewable energy.
2. Terreform’s fab tree house
Fab tree house has been made by three MIT designers named Lara Greden, Javier Arbona and Mitchell Joachim. It is a living tree house that will create a new collaboration between the house and its surroundings as the house will merge with its environment to nourish its residents. Pleaching was exploited to craft the arboreal frame in which tree branches were woven together to form living archways. Inside structure, including the walls and ceilings, was made from clay and cob, which is an eco friendly material. Fan tree house is biologically pure and ranks high on the sustainability graph.
3. Ambitious house for raising water levels
How about owning a house that will rise when water level rises? If you fear that melting ice caps and rising water levels will destroy your sweet abode, then here is a solution in the form of Ambitious house. This impressive floating architecture from DuraVermeer and WaterStudio looks like a regular house and has been made from lightweight wood. The houses have a hollow concrete base that gives the construction the much needed buoyancy just like a ship.
4. Floating and rotating hotel tower
Floating and rotating hotel tower has been designed by Dutch International maritime engineering companies. The steel and glass construction comprises 25 floors and is 6 meters deep. It will rotate 1 degree in a minute and is located in Dubai. The tower is ingeniously attached to the shore with the help of a floating boulevard ring that is fixed.