Michele Puzzolante’s Solar Floating Resort Invention
Solar energy technologies such as photovoltaic panels could provide a third of the world’s energy by 2060 if politicians commit to limiting global warming. [source]
The majority of people do not get the chance to enjoy luxury yachting and world-class holiday resorts but, for those that do, there is no reason why environmental guardianship and splendour must be mutually exclusive. Responsible opulence is within Michele Puzzolante‘s plans for the future and the Solar Floating Resort will provide a entirely self-sufficient, non-pollutive solution to the holiday “good life”. The idea was based on industrial design (as opposed to traditional architectural beauty – although it has not compromised in this area at all) and therefore uses the most advanced construction methods and materials to ensure that the structure is as efficient as possible.
For example, the outer shell has both an outer photovoltaic skin and an inner one to capture both natural and inside artificial light to be used for energy across the “resort”. The gap between the two skins is a thirty centimetre vacuum insulation that ensures air conditioning is kept at peak levels and temperature control is as effective as possible. The body of the resort is made of composite balsa reinforced fibreglass, a mainstay in the naval industry, due to its incredible lightweight and durable nature. It is built to last, it is built to be transportable and it is built to be untraceable once it has left.
If you choose luxury, this is the kind of style that we hope you go for.
SFR reaches twenty meters in length, is designed for six people at sea and is ideal for living in marinas connected to front beach hotels or island resorts.
SFR sleeps six with a premium on privacy. The design calls for two single and two double bedrooms, each with private a bathroom. A large kitchen, a dining area, a lounge area and a pilot room complete the 110 m2 interior layout, treated in the purest Italian style. [source]