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Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:20 PM

Floating homes of the future

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 and flowers, 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.”

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http://homes.yahoo.com/news/floating-homes-of-the-future.html?page=all

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Tuesday Afternoon Oct 2012 OP
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2012 #1
GoneOffShore Oct 2012 #2
Ptah Oct 2012 #3
LeftinOH Oct 2012 #4

Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:57 AM

1. There can be some really bad hair days



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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:43 AM

2. And if the Old Ones return - not a good address.

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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 08:50 AM

3. Oh yeah!



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Response to Ptah (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:19 AM

4. I like this one much better -a floating trailer. With tail fins!

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