Waste heaven: Recycled waste becomes luxury oasis

24.02.2010 Reuse : Construction : Kizito Musampa

Amsterdam – It may soon be possible to escape to an island made of recycled waste.

Michel Kreuger and Kizito Musampa, the founders of Studio Noach, have developed Green Floating, a new concept for living on water.

The island, made of recycled polystyrene, is an energy-efficient construction that would use the surrounding water for cooling purposes. The hills and valleys created by its vegetated walls and roofs would provide a breeding ground for birds, butterflies and insects. The floating village’s design centres around a spa.

The Green Floating concept was presented as part of the Architecture of Consequence initiative by the Netherlands Architecture Institute, and draws on the need for spiritual retreats.

The Green Floating by Studio Noach, Amsterdam The Green Floating by Studio Noach, Amsterdam
The Green Floating by Studio Noach, Amsterdam The Green Floating by Studio Noach, Amsterdam
The Green Floating by Studio Noach, Amsterdam The Green Floating by Studio Noach, Amsterdam
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