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Joshua Klein

Polish-born architect Marcin Panpuch has designed a spherical, transparent houseboat (that's not a boat) designed to solve London's housing shortage by apparently creating a free-space-on-the-Thames shortage. The sphere would be divided into three floors, each built around a central core holding the stairs, kitchen, and bathroom. Inhabitants would use the lower floor as a bedroom, the upper floor as a living space, and the bottom floor (below the surface of the river) for storage, water tanks, heating, and computers. Retractable screens would be used for privacy, although you gotta wonder how much privacy you'd really get bobbing about in a big bubble on a river in the middle of London.

[Via Mobile-Weblog]

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