The 'Watervilla' is a Luxurious Floating Home Built to Buffer Heavy Rain

By: Christopher Magsambol - Oct 28, 2015
References: plus31architects & archdaily
The 'Watervilla' is a luxurious floating home built in the Netherlands on a shallow dock. Most of the country is below sea level and during times of heavy rain, it is common for flooding to occur. Rather than building a house that would be susceptible to flooding, architects designed the Watervilla to float on water, eliminating the chance of damage. Not only is this luxury abode stunning to look at, it also functions as a buffer for rainwater, which helps decrease possible flooding.

The Watervilla was based on an earlier floating house made by the same architects, but more technology and a contemporary design sets this new one apart. The glass facade of the Watervilla provides homeowners with unobstructed views of the water, which they can observe from the home's modern furnishings.