Up close with ‘floating villages’

Written by Staff Writer at CNN Design magazine Architizer has released a photo gallery of a new concept vessel design designed to hit the shores of the Mediterranean in a blaze of flashing lights…

Up close with 'floating villages'

Written by Staff Writer at CNN

Design magazine Architizer has released a photo gallery of a new concept vessel design designed to hit the shores of the Mediterranean in a blaze of flashing lights and dramatic spectacle.

Designed by Marc Perrin of French design studio Dialect3, the floating jetty structure is the latest iteration of the Concept 15, a style favored by Perrin which reappropriates the established quadrant-bar design for massive, private floating platforms known as yachts.

Clad in chrome, the hull resembles a spy ship inhabited by a mix of futuristic warriors and out-of-this-world cosplay dancers.

1 / 11 – Harbor Cyclone Harbour, Hong Kong Design Museum Hong Kong Design Museum Architecture and design converge in this concept yacht. Credit: Taiping Zhang

Here, a 30-meter port crisscrossed by seven upper decks, resembling glass and concrete ceiling panels with a massive hidden exit hole, sits vertically on one side of the vessel, with the boats moored on a neighbouring side.

This design, says architect Perrin, recreates the ghost city of Dubai which exists outside the cities frontiers, bringing privacy and calm to the seas for guests.

“There is nothing similar to this floating village design in the world,” Perrin told CNN. “We have built it for private yacht owners and it is powered by a single hydroelectric system which would keep the ship stable even in great storms.

“It is a means of luxury above the waves.”

Seven balconies face one another, opening into infinity pool areas which can be reached from above the decking, creating the illusion of floating in a kind of aquatic hotel.

Artist’s impression Credit: Marc Perrin

In Perrin’s vision, the minimalist interior would be colored grey and white to reflect the light above the floating platforms.

To maximize each guest’s privacy, a large glass wall would be designed to separate their space from the galleys and dining areas.

“We designed the whole project to feel like you are sitting on the deck like you were at a promenade on a yacht but inside it is just like an inner island with access to the outside world,” said Perrin.

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