Tafoni Floating Home

Tafoni Floating Home

Jessica Tata
Jan 8, 2010

We've lived in some very interesting spaces since moving to San Francisco. From a 200 square foot studio to an attic/loft space with dormered ceilings that were 6'2" at their highest, it's been quite an adventure, spatially. But here's one we haven't tried--a very interesting floating home!

Joanna Borek is a San Francisco designer that has created the concept of the Tafoni Floating Home. With the premise that building on land takes up space (a challenge with an ever-growing population) and creates a sizable impact on the earth, she has designed a houseboat that has far less impact on the environment in which it resides.

The design is inspired by pebbles, waves, and tafoni. Tafoni is naturally occuring sculptures in stone (commonly sandstone). Thought to be the product of salt weathering, tafoni is often found along the Northern California shore. This "multi-purpose living pavillion" definitely has a futuristic appeal, and we love the idea of building a home that is contained in a small, portable container.

Check more unique designs by Joanna Borek at her website.

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