What will the houses of the future look like? Floating. This is the answer by the dada studio and its Current for Currents project.
The Manila-based studio has been inspired by climate change, but also by the constant natural disasters, rising tides and storms that hit the coasts of the Philippines every year. So the team of architects, coordinated by Deo Alam, Pierre Michael Monjardin and Andrew Galano, thought of an unusual home, which, as the project’s claim “blue is the new green” states, would lay its foundations and be fed by the sea.
Current for Currents presents itself as a set of modular housing units built in the middle of the sea and exploiting its strength in a new way. Every single dwelling is anchored to the sea bed through a main molded plastic structure, making their construction possible in every place. In fact, although the project was designed for the Philippine coast, its design makes it adaptable and buildable everywhere.
Being a house of the future, sustainability is the key word: through a technological system embedded in the architecture, every single unit is powered by both tidal and solar energy.
Current of Currents proposes a sustainable future that not only respects the environment and the natural context for which it was designed but also survives thanks to the environment.