Floating catamaran hotels are perfect for a low-impact getaway

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This project, developed by Salt & Water design studio, aims at promoting low-impact tourism on inland waters. Consisting of small, floating catamarans, the floating hotel is a perfect solution for tourism without any violation of the natural harmony of the place itself. Floating hotel consists of two different parts – a central floating base and multiple apartment catamaran units. The central floating construction consists of reception, restaurant, event hall, offices for staff and a café). Each apartment is an innovatively-designed catamaran which can be easily separated from the dock and navigated, allowing guests to choose the perfect location for their vacation. Each catamaran consists of a salon, a galley, a bathroom, a hall with storage space and a sleeping area. The main idea is to allow users to enjoy their visit through a navigation at a very slow speed and with an uninterrupted view of the nature around. For this reason the catamarans have this unusual shape with large windows in the front. Catamarans-apartments can be considered as “frames of the nature” – connecting the guests with the water and the sky and isolating them from the everyday’s stress. The design won the Millennium Yacht Design Award . + Salt and Water The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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BIG and Heatherwick unveil scaled-down designs for Google’s Mountain View HQ

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