In­no­va­tive so­lu­tion

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

EUROPE is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a short­age of hous­ing for stu­dents. But Dan­ish ar­chi­tect Bjarke In­gels has come up with an in­no­va­tive so­lu­tion to the prob­lem.

The de­sign, which he calls Ur­ban Rig­ger, con­sists of float­ing houses on canals, lakes and har­bours.

Ship­ping con­tain­ers con­verted into ac­com­mo­da­tion are placed on pon­toons with space enough for 12 stu­dents to live in. Each pon­toon has a land­ing area for kayaks, a bathing plat­form, a place for bar­be­cues and a roof ter­race.

The first – and un­til now only – ex­am­ple can be found in Copen­hagen. But if In­gels’ plans are ful­filled, his float­ing homes will be hous­ing stu­dents all over Europe very soon. – dpa

Pineda (left) and Tor­ring­ton at the launch.

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