The conceptual proposal was conceived in response to Arch Out Loud’s 2022 competition, which invited creators to design futuristic floating housing options in Miami in response to the effects of climate change.
The project for the new floating village is conceived as a series of artificial islands that are juxtaposed in a free, irregular and sequential way, connecting Miami’s coast / Legion Park with Picnic Island.
The individual floating artificial islands (using empty caissons technology) are irregular hexagonal polygons, all identical, but juxtaposed to form an irregular organic orgwork, generating different paths and views toward the interior spaces and toward Miami bay. Each artificial island houses a prefabricated house in metal, wood, and glass with one or two floors depending on the type of dwelling.
The aggregation of the island houseboats creates small ports for the landing of individual boats, while a continuous and sinuous wooden path connects all the units. The spaces and houses are enriched and by relational spaces where the theme of green is predominant: the glass and metal cages form irregular shapes that host relaxing garden spaces to complement the floating village.
To enhance the sustainability of the habitats, new technologies for capturing rainwater and moisture have been integrated into the volumes, while wind turbines and masts are situated on the tops for renewable energy generation.