Arkup presented “the houseboat on the legs” that can withstand a hurricane

Nice to live not forbid, but to live in a house on the water, without a doubt, beautiful in every sense of the word.

Houseboats are rapidly gaining popularity in different parts of the world, for example, in the Netherlands and on the West coast of the USA. And as interest grows, at a recent yacht show in Miami
was presented an unusual houseboat that is able to adapt to changing climate conditions, withstand hurricane winds, natural disasters, and to move at a speed up to seven knots. But about all under the order.

This houseboat combines only the best that is in floating houses, coastal villas and superyachts.

Housing in concept resembles a hut on chicken legs, because it stands on hydraulic legs.

The principle is similar to the air suspension in the car with a forced change in ride height when a simple keystroke can be raised or lowered body, and in this case — Pravda. The main advantage of equipping the houseboat hydraulic supports easy to feel when you are in a troubled Bay. Towering above the water, the houseboat is protected from large waves. The design can withstand the hurricane of the fourth category.

Arkup startup announced plans to build a wind-resistant plavdok in 2017, after witnessing the devastating impact of the strongest hurricane “Irma” that destroyed hundreds of homes in Florida.

Although the reliability was the main task of the designers, they did not the sacrifice of comfort. The house has lots of glass, which ensures 360-degree views of the sea. Impact resistant guard rail, also made of glass, continues to perform its direct functions, but it does not prevent to admire the blue of the majestic panoramas.

The living room alone is 775 square feet, while the total area of the inner living space is all the 2 600 square feet. The open-plan kitchen equipped with Miele appliances and a Breakfast bar island with electric hob. By default, the layout provides four bedrooms and several bathrooms, but based on the needs of the client, variation.

For home decoration used eco-friendly materials. Thus, the company Arkup signed a partnership agreement with the Brazilian furniture brand, Artefacto. The brand uses only wood from c plots, where in a short time the work will be conducted on the planned reforestation. The roof of the houseboat is a solid solar panel, instead of desalination of sea water technology water filtration rain.

“Urban growth and energy independence are the key problems for the current generation. Our solution is a unique avant-garde concept of life on the water,” — said in a release Arkup.

The houseboat is equipped with two noiseless electric engine capacity of 136 horsepower.

Prices for the model starts with $5.4 million and go up to $5.8 million for a fully furnished version.

The next goal Arkup — construction of floating resorts. The only question is how it is workable in the foreseeable future.

In conclusion we will add that Miami as the site of the debut of the houseboat was not chosen randomly. According to scientists, that Southeast Florida should be considered one of the most vulnerable to climate change regions.

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