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57 Fierce Examples of Floating Architecture

From Floating Bamboo Abodes to Floating Orb Eateries

— September 30, 2013 — Art & Design
These spectacular examples of floating architecture are taking modern structures to the next level by placing them above land and even above water.

There's something truly magnificent about a structure that is floating freely, seemingly not attached to any base or foundation. And these modern architectural designs are showcasing some wonderfully creative structural concepts that will surely amaze even the most die-hard architectural enthusiasts. From airport concepts that feature futuristically floating runway designs to dwellings and even small city concepts that appear to be located above water, these floating architectural structures are definitely stretching the imagination when it comes to ordinary conceptual buildings.

Perfect for anyone with a passion for futuristically Sci-Fi structures and design layouts, these floating architecture examples are taking structural concepts to the next level by infusing outside-the-box features into the layouts.
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Massive Floating Stages
Massive Floating Stages
This Stadium/Pitch in Singapore is the World's Biggest Floating Stage
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River-Riding Theaters
River-Riding Theaters
The Floating Cinema Excites Viewers with an Extraordinary Experience
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Floating Information Phantoms
Floating Information Phantoms
Hydra Index Fills the Gap Between Physical and Virtual Knowledge
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Floating Cloth Constructions
Floating Cloth Constructions
The Do Ho Suh Fabric Residences are Suspend Structures
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Visionary Floating Schools
Visionary Floating Schools
Kunle Adeyemi is Building Floating School in a Water-Logged Slum
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Floating Waterfront Museums
Floating Waterfront Museums
The Astrup Fearnley Museet is Set in Oslo's Canals
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Floating Opera Houses
Floating Opera Houses
The Egg by Paul Andreu is Surrounded by an Artificial Lake
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Floating Squid Acid Absorbers
Floating Squid Acid Absorbers
The PH Conditioner Skyscraper Leaches Chemicals From the Atmosphere
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Floating Mini Cities
Floating Mini Cities
The Green Float Concept Uses Renewable Energy To Float
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Floating Cemeteries
Floating Cemeteries
Tin Shun But Designs a Floating Columbarium for Hong Kong
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Floating Cloud Architecture
Floating Cloud Architecture
This Arthur Kupreychuk Design Looks Like it’s Under a Dark Cloud
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Ancient Floating Dwellings
Ancient Floating Dwellings
South America's Uros Island Homes are Unbelievable
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Floating Luxury Lofts
Floating Luxury Lofts
The Historic 1907 Yankee Ferry Has Been Transformed Into a Crafty Home
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Floating Mini Cities
Floating Mini Cities
The Boston Arcology to Be Built by the Harbor
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Floating Blimp Dresses
Floating Blimp Dresses
Cocky Eek's Human Sculptures Toy With Different Art Forms
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Floating Research Centers
Floating Research Centers
The Wolfgang Tschapeller 'Science City' Design Makes a Big Splash
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Floating Orb Archiecuture
Floating Orb Archiecuture
The National Art Museum by MAD Architects Design is Otherworldly
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Fake Floating Residences
Fake Floating Residences
The Dune House Boasts an All-Glass Bottom
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Floating Apartment Complexes
Floating Apartment Complexes
The AQVA Habitat is Designed for Aquatic Urban Living
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Floating Spa Resorts
Floating Spa Resorts
Studio Noach and Anne Holtrop Design an Eco-Friendly Relaxation Haven
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Eco-Friendly Storm Shelters
Eco-Friendly Storm Shelters
The Polar Umbrella is a Stunning Shelter for Ecological Storm
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Mirrored House Installations
Mirrored House Installations
The Ekkehard Altenburger Temporary Installation Reflects Nature
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Water Floatation Dwellings
Water Floatation Dwellings
Solar Floating Resort is Always on the Move With Ultimate Views
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Floating English Footbridges
Floating English Footbridges
‘High Tide Street' from James Gardener is a Cultural Hub
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Beached Whale Pavilions
Beached Whale Pavilions
The Peddle Thorpe Fluid Pavilion Lands in Thematic Pavilion Expo
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Floating Orb Eateries
Floating Orb Eateries
The Ciel de Paris by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance is Boldly Lit
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Floating Pavilions
Floating Pavilions
Water Surrounds the Shanghai Expo 2010 French Pavilion
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Floating Auto Showrooms
Floating Auto Showrooms
The BMW Olympic Park Pavilion is Architecturally Beautiful
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Buoyant Balloon Architecture
Buoyant Balloon Architecture
Enveloping Space Embodies a New Structural Language of Levitation
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Floating Bamboo Abodes
Floating Bamboo Abodes
H&P Architects Designs a House that Embraces Floods
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Floating Lawns
Floating Lawns
The Sprout House by Studio Archi Farm has a Unique, Elevated Lawn
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Faux Floating Homes
Faux Floating Homes
The Two Islands Mark's House is Made to Appear as If It is Mid-Air
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Buoyant Globe Hubs
Buoyant Globe Hubs
The Bloom Phytoplankton Farm Creates a Pleasant Environment for People
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Floating Forest Architecture
Floating Forest Architecture
The Sea Tree Hopes to Protect Nature From Rapid Urbanization
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Futuristic Floating Airports
Futuristic Floating Airports
The London Britannia Airport Will Have Underwater Tunnels
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Floating Archaeological Architecture
Floating Archaeological Architecture
The Sky Disk Artifact Gives the Nebra Ark Its Inspiration
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Floating Architecture
Floating Architecture
Kenyan Hut of Stilts and Rope Bridges Makes For an Awesome Holiday
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Floating Block Homes
Floating Block Homes
The 'Meadowview House' by Platform 5 Architects is Simply Simple
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Canal Floating Abodes
Canal Floating Abodes
The Houseboat by Sprenger von der Lippe is Beautiful and Contemporary
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Floating Habitable Structures
Floating Habitable Structures
The Artificial Island Skyscraper Would Withstand Global Warming
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Floating Futuristic Hotel Designs
Floating Futuristic Hotel Designs
Philip Kuzevski's 'Three Spirits' Concept is Daring
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Floating Underground Villas
Floating Underground Villas
'Plot #35' of the Ordos Project Has Floating Extensions
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Floating River Saunas
Floating River Saunas
The Kaluga Sauna is an Eco-Friendly Swimming Spa
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Floating Green Micro-Cities
Floating Green Micro-Cities
The SESU Seastead Ocean Society is Tomorrow's Utopia
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Floating Apartment Complexes
Floating Apartment Complexes
The Citadel in the Netherlands is Built for Changing Water Levels
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Floating Lotus Cabins
Floating Lotus Cabins
Fiorella by Hyun-Seok Kim is Like a Whimsical Picnic Spot
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Floating Summer Homes
Floating Summer Homes
Lake Huron Home to a Floating House by Michael Meredith of MOS Architects
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Floating Staircases
Floating Staircases
Stairs are the Crown Jewel at 5th Ave. Tommy Hilfiger Store
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Floating Luxury Hotels
Floating Luxury Hotels
The Spitbank Fort in England is a Secluded Private Sea Resort
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Barn-Shaped House Boats
Barn-Shaped House Boats
This Floating House Design is Done in the Style of a Barn
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Floating Eco-Homes
Floating Eco-Homes
The Magma Design LoftFloat Will Stay Above the Sinking Real Estate Market
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Floating Residences
Floating Residences
A River Runs Through the 'Hindi House' by John Pardey Architects
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Floating Eco Villages
Floating Eco Villages
‘Coral Reef' by Vincent Callebaut Is A Sustainable Haitian Parad
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Floating Eco Cabins
Floating Eco Cabins
The Hill House by David Coleman Architecture is Small but Open
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Eco Floating Vacations
Eco Floating Vacations
The Remistudio Ark Hotel is an Intricate Build
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Floating Balcony Pools
Floating Balcony Pools
The Aquaria Grande is Sculptural and Luxurious
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Floating Eco Homes
Floating Eco Homes
Houseboat on the Eilbekkanal by Rost Niderehe Architects is on Water
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