Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Eco-Barge on the Danube River in Belgrade, Serbia by Salt & Water
April 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Salt & Water
Salt & Water design studio presents their recent project, eco-barge with a greenhouse on the Danube river in Belgrade, Serbia.
The barge was designed as a place where citizens of Belgrade could get acquainted with vertical gardens, special kinds of irrigation systems and alternative ways of growing organic food in urban areas with usually limited space. The project is also designed as a venue for various educational workshops, where people can learn everything first-hand.
The model has no motor drive because it is designed to be anchored in a small marina. Yet, it does produce its own energy via two solar panels in the central area and four windmills on the roof. The energy is being used to provide lighting and power to the small technical room set inside. Since the barge is self-sustainable, there is no need for any other kind of powering besides the energy it produces itself.
The solar panels are being placed on the terrace because the barge can move around and, therefore, they can always be directed towards the Sun. Moreover, since the barge should be open to public and has the educational purpose, it is very useful to have the panels placed there so visitors can see for themselves how solar technology actually works.
We believe that sustainable and ecological projects like this one can make a strong environmental impact in busy urban areas.
“Salt and Water” is a young design team and a winner of several prestigious awards in the field of yacht and aviation design. Among the most significant awards of ours are the last year`s Millennium Yacht Design Award for the “Floating Hotel with Catamaran Apartments” project and the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014 for the best interior design of the private plane “Boeing 787 VIP Dreamliner”.
For the past five years, “Salt & Water” team has successfully combined the extensive practical knowledge in all mentioned fields to numerous projects. In all their endeavors they strive to create designs that are highly functional, customized, practical, innovative, daring and yet stylistically impeccable.
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Category: Green House