For the Hong Kong & Shenzhen bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, artist Kacey Wong has created something called he calls the 'Paddling Home,' essentially a 1.2-meter cube-shaped house floating on a raft constructed of four barrels.
I hope he doesn't really plan to live in it. At any rate, the Paddling Home, which is decked out in pink tiles that resemble bricks, is good enough for playing rooftop golf and fishing--if not for actually living.
The Paddling Home by Kacey Wong is a Mighty Small Houseboat
1. Floating Homes - The concept of living on water is becoming increasingly popular, with new designs focusing on compact living spaces and eco-friendly features.
2. Recreational Houseboats - Houseboats are no longer just for living in; they're now being used for leisure activities such as fishing and golfing.
3. Off-grid Living - Designers are experimenting with tiny and alternative homes, like the Paddling Home, that can function independently from traditional energy sources and infrastructure.
1. Marine Construction - Companies in the marine construction industry can explore innovative designs for compact and sustainable living spaces on water, like the Paddling Home.
2. Recreational Equipment - Manufacturers of recreational equipment can create products that cater to the growing trend of using houseboats for leisure activities, such as rooftop golf and fishing.
3. Sustainable Architecture - Architects specializing in sustainable designs can collaborate with marine construction professionals to create off-grid and eco-friendly houseboats and floating homes.