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Ocean Builders and Waterstudio are lending a hand, via their futuristic project in Central America, that offers high-end, eco-friendly, smart residences on the sea and on land.

Ocean Builders, a company specializing in innovative marine technologies in Panama, has unveiled its new range of pods. These homes combine quality craftsmanship with the latest “green” innovations to enable comfortable and sustainable living. Three models were designed by Dutch starchitect Koen Olthius of Waterstudio: SeaPod (for aquatic life), GreenPod (on land), and EcoPod (ecological and economical option). The former is considered the first ever eco-friendly floating home. The second is designed to cohabit with nature. The third, with its simpler, round design, is designed to be quickly manufactured, easily shipped, and capable of being assembled anywhere. Each pod, made of steel and concrete, offers 73 m² of living space. The interior, spread over three levels, includes a bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, floating patio, and panoramic windows.

Innovative and bold modules

An exclusive destination, therefore, powered by the latest technology. A software application allows the installation of new domestic applications, while a connected ring (or smart ring), intended for each owner, unlocks the door, activates the shower at the right temperature, plays music, and configures the lighting. And for more futuristic flair, drones are planned to deliver food, medicine, and daily products. But also “ships” for larger deliveries, like furniture, and to clean the area. Ocean Builders also claims to have developed a way to create a natural habitat for ocean life, thanks to the shade underneath the pods, eventually allowing for a thriving underwater ecosystem. More than 47 cubic meters of steel tubing are filled with air, which gives the SeaPod buoyancy, pushing it up to 3 meters above the water. The company is redefining the real estate and tourism industry with first-class living experiences that are connected to the environment. The first 100 pods will be delivered by the end of 2023 and the second salvo of 1,000 will begin in 2024.

Nathalie Dassa