Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Home Solutions for Global Warming

First the Loft Cube, then the Space Box, and now the Floating Home. From my newly discovered favorite arch-blog, Tropolism (blogger Chad Smith is a fellow Ohioan), we learn about the German company’s designs for Floating Homes: “They claim to have created a unique maritime structure that is neither house nor ship. Neither fowl, nor fish.” Tropolism also points out that the configurations can create some interesting water spaces, like a natural front yard pool. I'll refrain from making a snide crack about Katrina ... Hey, maybe the federal government can spend billions of dollars in New Orleans building these rather than warehousing the poor in no-bid mobile homes destined to become permanent slums. Seems like a better bang for the buck.