“Floating Boat Hydroponics House” was inspired by the designers’ observation of local, bamboo-made buoyancy carriers. Their vision is to build a personal ark to overcome the issue of rising sea levels and widespread flooding in the near future. The main axis of the design is symbiotic, combining fish and vegetables in a holistic, hydroponic system that solves the problem of food shortage.
Lin Jhe-Wei and Tang Jui-Feng are students at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taiwan. Their entry “Floating Boat Hydroponics House” is part of this year’s Golden Pin Design Awards on social impactaful designs.