In the frequent tour that we make for the proposals of houses that can serve us as a place of rest in vacations or for the weekend today I propose to give us a tour of this interesting construction called Friday, that is Friday in Spanish. This architectural creation is the result of the joint work of several specialists from the University of Coimbra in Portugal.
This time it is a houseboat It works a bit like a boat but it isn't. It is rather a house built on a motorized raft that allows you to move it in a calm body of water. The houseboat Friday It is ideal to have it parked on a lake for a weekend or an unusual holiday.
In details, this construction has two or three floors with a total area that can several of the 28 to 52 square meters according to the configuration. With its 6 meters wide and 10 long it is possible adapt the number of rooms to your needs. Between the lower part and the first and second floor you can have three double rooms with double beds.
It is also possible to adapt the terrace of the low silver leaving more space for open areas. The structure is basically composed of wood and aluminum To reduce weight. Upwards you can also configure it to have either recreation rooms or spaces External such as a barbeque, games room or party area.
At the comfort level, the Friday houseboat has a full kitchen with all necessary appliances to live comfortably as an oven and refrigerator. For being from slow displacement, the movements on board are imperceptible and you will not have the feeling of being on the water. For the displacement of the house two engines of low energy consumption and a basic navigation system.
One of the interesting features of this houseboat is its reduced power consumption. In addition to being almost self-sustaining because produces about 80% of its energy consumption annual. The technology on board allows you to optimize all energy consumption for lighting, kitchen and other equipment.
In addition to all this, the houseboat also has a Water treatment plant so you can have drinking water in your own home without connecting to an external network. All these technological contributions make this house have a very low carbon footprint.
There is no doubt that when we combine good ideas with the latest technological advances, we can create modern spaces that correspond to current trends in environmental protection. The houseboat Friday It is a good example of the concept of innovative constructions Of which many architects should be inspired.
Source | Urdesign
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