Jelly-fish 45
© Giancarlo Zema Design Group

Jelly-fish 45 | Floating home with underwater view

Giancarlo Zema Design Group as Architects

The Jelly-fish 45 is a floating dwelling unit for six people, 9 metres high and 15 metres in diameter. Designed by Giancarlo Zema for SemiSubGeneration it is suitable for living in sea parks, atolls, bays and seas rich in flora and fauna. With Jelly-fish 45 people may live either above or below sea level. The structure is composed with hull in steel and superstructure in aluminium while the submarine globe is made of polycarbonate highly resistance. It consists of five levels connected by a spiral staircase. The top level is 5.6 metres above sea level and is intended as a study room. The one at 3.5 metres above sea level is the night-time area with bathrooms while at 1.4 metres is the day-time area with a kitchen and bathrooms. The level at 0.8 metres above sea line is semisubmerged and is designed to house the guest rooms, bathrooms and technical spaces. The submarine world become available to one and all in the globe at 3.00 mt below sea level. The shape of Jelly-fish 45 is the result of observing jellyfishes that animate our seas with their light floating bodies.

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Gemma Observatory
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United States - Build completed in 2015
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