26 March 2008

3D Challenge #034 - Floating house

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This week's challenge:

Floating house

This week we have a challenge for the people with some architectural ambitions. We're going to design a house, but not a regular one. This house has to float on water. A floating house is a regular house build on a floating base (click here for an example of the Dutch architect Herman Hertzberger). This makes it possible to move the house to a different location and to make the house to follow the tide of the water it is positioned on. The basic concept is that the house is not ment to sail, but to stay on a location. This makes it different from houseboats which can be moved autonomous. From an architectural point of view it's interesting on how to react to the water environment instead of the normal solid ground. For this challenge the only rules are that your design may not be a boat and has to float on water. All the other aspects as architectural style, shape, scale, location, etc. are free to choose.

Good luck ALL!

3D Warehouse tag: 3d challenge 034

Due Date: Wed, Apr 2 (challenge closed)

Click here to see the submitted models for this challenge.

Winner (2 Way Tie)
Chigha - House on water by Gabor
Floating Modern Home by Serpentine Shell

Congrats at ALL !!!


  1. General notes:

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    Good luck with the challenge...

  2. my entre,

    "floating house"


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  4. I'm sorry I don't have any creativity this week... High school does that to you. However, I posted a model of the hovercraft Nebuchadnezzar from The Matrix, and I've gotten no comments yet, so feedback please!

  5. Oh, yeah: that wasn't an entry. (just clarifying)

  6. I have already posted a model for the challlenge for the fun of participating. Besides the glory of having your model selected as the winner, is there any other "prize"?

  7. My float house is my dream houseboat. I had fun and learned a lot while working on it.