Arctia Headquarters, the new main office of a Finnish shipping company that owns and operates a fleet of icebreakers, is situated off the shore of Helsinki. Devised by K2S Architects, the structure has a black steel façade that mimics the hulls of the firm’s ships and lacquered-wood interiors that pay tribute to nautical traditions.

Floating Architecture is Making Waves

Arctia Headquarters, the new main office of a Finnish shipping company that owns and operates a fleet of icebreakers, is situated off the shore of Helsinki. Devised by K2S Architects, the structure has a black steel façade that mimics the hulls of the firm’s ships and lacquered-wood interiors that pay tribute to nautical traditions.

This breathtaking platform lets users walk into the sea in an experience that feels like floating in and on the water.

Intentionally unstable Water Pavilion lets visitors walk on the ocean

This breathtaking platform lets users walk into the sea in an experience that feels like floating in and on the water.

RAFAA Architecture & Designs have conceived of a mobile floating home called The Last Resort

The Last Resort: A Solar Powered Floating Home

Dutch artist Marc van Vliet created a wooden floating observatory that connects the flat sands, the tides, the sun and the visitors.

Floating observatory on the Dutch flat sands changes shape with the tides

Dutch artist Marc van Vliet created a wooden floating observatory that connects the flat sands, the tides, the sun and the visitors.

There are floating homes - and then there is floating house architecture. The kind of modern homes that wow you on the water, long before you get in the front...

Floating House Architecture: 12 Wow Designs on the Water

There are floating homes - and then there is floating house architecture. The kind of modern homes that wow you on the water, long before you get in the front...

Floating Islands Add 100,000 Square Feet to Downtown Seoul - H Architecture

Floating Islands Add 100,000 Square Feet to Downtown Seoul - H Architecture

Rising sea levels and a shortage of land are leading to a surge of interest in floating architecture, with projects ranging from housing to entire cities

Rising sea levels and a shortage of land are leading to a surge of interest in floating architecture, with projects ranging from housing to entire cities

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