Ever dreamt of living in an underwater home? That dream may just come true in the near future as Dubai will be home to a yacht-submarine hybrid to be known as a ‘floating horse’ and is designed by the Kleindienst group.
According to Design Boom, the “floating seahorse’ is a contemporary marine yacht that boasts underwater rooms with breathtaking views” and “the aquatic style retreat’s master bedroom and bathroom will be totally submerged in the clear sea, delivering pictures of the surrounding coral reef and ocean life.” It is entirely developed in Dubai and only 42 units will be made.
Josef Kleindienst, CEO of Kleindienst group, was quoted saying, “Since launching the floating seahorse we have been inundated with local, regional and international inquiries. We are excited to not just offer people a once in a lifetime investment opportunity in Dubai but on a global scale. The floating seahorse is not restricted to Dubai waters and can be designed and fabricated in Dubai for other resorts and destinations worldwide.”
Each unit will consist of three floors. The sea level floor houses a full kitchen, dining and living area. The sun deck extends to the living space after the glass façade opens up. The upper deck can be utilized for alfresco dining, rest and relaxation complete with informal bed, mini bar, kitchenette and a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi.
Kleindienst continued, “Many months of research, design and planning have gone into the floating seahorse and we are excited to be able to officially launch and build it in Dubai. We are confident that it will set a new benchmark in the luxury lifestyle market worldwide for outstanding innovation, contemporary design and underwater living at its best.”
The endangered species of seahorse will play an important role in the design of the project. The National quoted Kleindienst saying, “The seahorse is an endangered species and we will create an artificial coral reef beneath the luxury retreats which will be a protected area in which seahorses can safely live and breed. Very soon, people will be able to see up-close and personal, the beautiful and elegant Arabian horse of the ocean – the seahorse!” The ‘floating horses’ project is expected to be finalized in late 2016.