ARKUP | NEXT-GENERATION FLOATING HOUSE: Green & Can Withstand Category 4 Hurricanes
The Advantaged Company has launched Arkup floating residential buildings that are able to move independently on water and have their own power systems., water treatment and can withstand a Category 4 hurricane.
The project belongs to the class of luxury yachts rather than traditional overwater dwellings. The two-story Arkup is equipped with a 272 horsepower engine, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a living room, with a total area of approximately 435 square meters. Additionally, retractable hydraulic supports are installed, which are able to raise the house to a height of 12 meters above the water, which helps not only to fix it, but also to protect it during a severe storm or flood.
All Arkup electrical equipment is powered by an internal battery powered by solar panels located on the roof. The system for collecting, purifying and storing rainwater allows you to completely abandon external communications. In addition to autonomy, the structure has huge panoramic windows that provide a 360-degree view..
Depending on the configuration and additional modules, the cost ranges from $ 2 to $ 3 million. The Advantaged also offers the possibility of renting from one day. The prototype was presented last year, but its commercial release was started only after merging with a large company engaged in the production of yachts..
More and more objects and technology around us are becoming autonomous. BMW recently unveiled a self-driving motorcycle model.
text: Ivan Malichekno, photo: The Advantaged Yacht Charters & Sales