The innate human nature to be curious has helped man to reach to the moon, literally. Now that mankind has finally planted a firm step on the moon and various other planets, we are back again concentrating on arenas to explore and communities to create.
Land has been brought under human control and when the gravity-defining moment arrives we’ll soon be able to settle on air. But for now we are focusing on water – the highly volatile and unpredictable domain which we have been able to explore, but never completely at any point.
The Solar Floating Resort
Abbreviated as the SFR, the Solar Floating Resort is a creation that promises to be an architectural marvel. Michele Puzzolante, an Italian designing professional has come up with the idea of providing people with a living area where they can fully enjoy the marine ambience. At present, Puzzolante is seeking enthusiasts who will make this artistic dream of hers into an actuality thereby helping people find unique alternate accommodations.
As a concept, SFR is quite simple to understand. It offers beauty, singularity, environmental viability and a freedom to mingle with the creatures of the maritime domain. In an area encompassing 110 square metres, SFR offers accommodation to six people in the most uber-luxurious manner. Jacuzzis, lounging space and plush dining feasibilities have been contrived to give the potential users the best Italian feel possible.
- SFR measures 20 feet lengthwise and is proposed to be set-up in the designated area as constructional sets, fitted one-into-another
- The overall construction will consist of a main pillar to which there will be affixed 52 components – 32 to equip the resort technically and the balance to make it habitable
- The highlight of the attraction is the underwater lounging space where the users can relax and observe the flora and fauna
- The architectural components used in the construction will consist of materials generally used in the naval sector. Fibreglass made of reinforced Balsa glass is the main material proposed to be used in its construction
- Once constructed, the Solar Floating Resort will provide a structured insularism so that the people aboard it will be protected from external heat as well as internal coolness
- This technicality has been made possible by equipping a combination of photo-voltaic, chemical and electronic cells into its walls
- The vessel will be manoeuvred through conversion of direct current into alternate current by equable placement of photo-voltaic cells throughout internally
- The vessel movement though will be restricted to those areas where marine eco-system can be observed instead of cruising through major waterways
The designer has projected utilising moulding engineering for the various components of the resort. Moulding engineering allows designers to use the various existing standardised components and re-mould it to suit the requirements of their creation. This results in lesser cost of production for the proposed construction and better recycling of the various existing components.
One major advantage of moulding engineering in the SFR is a wall 15-cm thick, predicted to be more fortified than its 20-metre thick counter-part.
The Solar Floating Resort promises to be economically viable. Fewer investments in terms of its cost of building with predictably favourable outputs make the Solar Floating Resort a front-runner in terms of ingenious maritime innovations.