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House Tour: The WaterNest

House Tour: The WaterNest
January 9, 2017 SNH Editorial Team

After years of research the architect Giancarlo Zema, already famous for his water creations, has designed in exclusive for the British firm EcoFloLife, an eco-friendly floating housing unit the WaterNest 100. It is an enveloping of 100 m2 residential unit, 12 m in diameter and 4 m high, made entirely of recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminum hull. Balconies are conveniently located on the sides and thanks to the large windows, permit enjoyment of fascinating views over the water.

Bathroom and kitchen skylights are located on the wooden roof, as well as 60sqm of amorphous photovoltaic panels capable of generating 4 kWp which are used for the internal needs of the residential unit. The interior of WaterNest 100 can include a living room, dining area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom or have other configurations according to the different housing or working needs. It is perfect like an ecological house, office, lounge bar, restaurant, shop or exhibition floating space. The selected furnishings in the EcoFloLife catalogue are top design, eco-friendly and elegant, and thus meet the most demanding contemporary needs.

WaterNest 100 can be positioned along river courses, lakes, bays, atolls and sea areas with calm waters. The use of materials and sustainable production systems make this unit recyclable up to as much as 98%. In addition, thanks to a sophisticated system of internal natural micro-ventilation and air conditioning, it is classified as a low-consumption residential habitat. WaterNest 100 is the ideal solution for those wishing to live independently, exclusively and in complete harmony with nature.

WaterNest Village

Several habitats WaterNest 100 can be installed with a radial or linear configuration on lakes, bays, atolls and sea areas with calm waters to create an eco-resort with floating villages. Both the floating docks and habitat are made from natural materials and environmentally friendly production systems that make this floating architecture up to 98% recyclable. Each home has a sophisticated natural internal micro-ventilation and air conditioning system configured for low-energy consumption in residential housing.

Each WaterNest has 60 square meters of amorphous photo-voltaic panels that generate 4kW of daily power, making WaterNest Village a real solar power generator that produces all the electricity needed for day and night operation of the entire floating village.

Fluctuations in water level are no problem for the WaterNest Village which adapts in a natural way by raising or lowering its floating level without the use of mechanical elements or any waste of electricity.

The interior of each of 100 square meter WaterNest habitat is characterized by being warm and welcoming, with a contemporary style full of innovative. The wooden aromas of the structure fill the living space. The large windows allow light to enter and illuminate the interior environments all day long. The high-design furniture are made of eco-friendly natural recyclable material – the result of rigorous selection of the best known and established companies in contemporary ecological design which meet the highest stylistic demands.

WaterNest Village designed by the renown Italian architect Giancarlo Zema is the ideal solution for hotel groups and hospitality investors working in the field of eco-tourism who wish to make a truly innovative floating resort and environmentally friendly way to live in style independently, exclusively and in complete harmony with nature.