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This Modular Housing is Made for the Water

by Lark Turner

This Modular Housing is Made for the Water: Figure 1

Is there any more room at the Gangplank Marina?

Made to sit on waterfronts, Port X is a floating modular space that blends the simplicity of flexible, prefabricated housing with high design. The units can sit on water or on land, with a closed-in area on one side to prevent nosy landlubbers from ruining the oasis. But on the waterfront, big windows turn the river into a backyard.

This Modular Housing is Made for the Water: Figure 2

“It floats on water. It stands on the ground,” explain its architects, Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, on the project’s website. “It’s a house. It’s a houseboat. It’s an original piece of tech design combining wood, laminate and curves.”

Perhaps the multibillion-dollar Wharf redevelopment project has room for a few of these high-design modular spaces.

This Modular Housing is Made for the Water: Figure 3

The floating exhibition has moved locations from Prague to a couple of other Czech Republic cities. Its creators at Atelier SAD hope to perfect the units’ modular construction method so they can begin production, CoolHunting reports.

Images via Port X.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/modular_housing_made_for_the_water/8299

1 Comment

  1. Angry Parakeet said at 8:20 pm on Monday March 31, 2014:
    Those are great if they are yours - they selfishly block the view of others, and I notice that it has a full sized noisy condensing unit on its deck. As a former resident of the Gangplank, those huge houseboats (especially those with the residential-style condensing units) were a curse.

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