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WaterNest: living on water

A combination of recycled materials to create the first concrete project for a sustainable houseboat. This is WaterNest 100, designed by architect Giancarlo Zema for EcoFloLife, a UK company specialised in the construction and sale of residential floating structures.

With a surface area of ​​100 square meters enclosed in a nearly circular involucre, 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters high made with recycled materials such as wood laminate and an aluminum cover, WaterNest 100, with its flexible design and adaptability to any environment, is constructed for those who want to live in a house with low energy consumption and close contact with nature while protecting the environment. WaterNest 100, which is connected to the mainland by a long pier, is characterised by the presence of large balconies surrounding the property that welcomes the interior from which you can enjoy the view thanks to the large windows. The interior, widely adaptable to individual needs, can be arranged as a household with two bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen and two bathrooms, or as an office (with a meeting room, archive, two workstations and a separate bathroom), as shop (with exhibition space, office and warehouse) or as a lounge bar with 36 seats, a kitchen and two bathrooms. As for the energy needs WaterNest 100 is self-sufficient thanks to 60 square meters of solar panels placed on the roof that produce 4 kWp. The furnishings designed to WaterNest 100, selected in the catalog EcoFloLife have a very contemporary design, with an eco-friendly structure and meet the most demanding requests. WaterNest 100 can be located along rivers, in lakes and in sea areas with calm waters, such as bays and lagoons. The use of materials and sustainable production systems make WaterNest 100 98% recyclable.

http://www.giancarlozema.com

http://www.ecoflolife.com/

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