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3rd International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering


Koen Olthuis will be a keynote speaker at the ICAADE Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering.

The International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering (ICAADE) 2019 will bring together researchers, practitioners, authorities, students, NGOs, communities, and investors to discuss amphibious construction. Amphibious construction allows otherwise-ordinary structures to temporarily float in-place when flooding occurs.

ICAADE is an international conference held every two years, with the 2015 edition in Bangkok, Thailand followed by 2017 in Waterloo, Canada.

This year’s conference will focus on the land-water dichotomy. In amphibious design and resilience practices, it is critical to consider the interplay of natural, technological, and human interactions. With shifting perspectives, this conference reflects on shifting boundaries and water levels.

With the keynote speeches, plenary sessions, poster presentations, and workshops, ICAADE aims to create effective discussion, promote the sharing of ideas, and foster future collaborations.

Keynote speakers include:
Koen Olthuis / Waterstudio.NL
Richard Coutts / Baca Architects, UK

Abstracts for papers and oral presentations are currently being accepted.
Early bird registration is available through July 15.

For more information, please visit the ICAADE website.

  • Title
    3rd International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering

  • Type

  • Organizers

  • From
    October 13, 2019 09:00 AM

  • Until
    October 16, 2019 05:00 PM

  • Venue
    Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture

  • Address
    ul. Koszykowa 55, Warsaw, Poland


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OceanBuilder Home for sale

In colaboration with OceanBuilders, Waterstudio designed the OceanBuilder home.

The new OceanBuilder home will be taller, wider and have much more living space than the prototype version with living space above and below the waves.

Rooms below the water will allow for underwater views from your plexiglass windows. With coralcrete growth along the exterior of the spar you will be able to enjoy the many fish and other wildlife thrive below the water from the comfort of your own home.

Either a spiral staircase or elevator will take you from the top floor to the floors down below.

The interior will be made up of three floors with a simple transition from one to the other. The bottom floor being a livingroom area with a perfect view of the sea.

The middle floor provides the entrance to your home with a walk out deck area with either a kitchen for the owner’s model or bar for short stay models.

The top floor combines the bedroom and bathroom area with a spectacular view to wake up to every morning.

Your OceanBuilder home is the ultimate in tranquility and connection with nature in this sea based habitat of your dreams.

Koen Olthuis as speaker at Batibouw Brussels

Koen Olthuis  shared Waterstudio’s vision of  ‘The Rise Of The Blue City’ at Batibouw Brussels.


By Batibouw

Op donderdag 21 februari reikt BATIBOUW opnieuw de Belgian Building Awards uit. Tijdens een galadiner, met architect Koen Olthuis als keynote speaker, worden de winnaars bekendgemaakt van vijf architectenawards en één innovation award. De Belgian Building Awards prijzen de realisaties van architecten, bouwheren, studiebureaus en aannemingsbedrijven. BATIBOUW organiseeert dit evenement in samenwerking met redactiebureau Palindroom, de Orde van Architecten, en magazine Ik ga Bouwen & Renoveren.


Tiny Watersuites presented on BootHolland

By Waterstudio
Photo credits: Waterstudio


The Tiny Watersuites, our new product, are presented at the Boot Holland Conference. These movable suites are unique and provide an amazing experience.

More information about the suites can be found at the website

First floating duplex-house Schoonschip arrived at its location in Amsterdam

Schoonschip, the new and sustainable floating neighborhood in Amsterdam is now filling up with the waterhomes. A lot of different designers and architects brought here their concepts to live. Waterstudio was happy to help 4 families with realizing their dreams of living beyond the waterfront. A fantastic time lapse video was shot by Isabel Nabuurs Productie. This show the arrival and mooring of the first structures.

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Nu in de verkoop: 7 royale drijvende watervilla’s in Urk

Dit type is heel ruim, met maar liefst 5 slaapkamers, een royale badkamer en separaat toilet.
Deze waterwoning meet 15 x 6m.
Aanpasbaar aan uw eigen woonwensen. U kunt van twee slaapkamers bijvoorbeeld een grotere maken.
Koopsom vanaf € 343,750,- v.o.n.
(inclusief o.a. waterkavel en landgrond, vrijstaande berging, twee parkeerplaatsen op eigen terrein, stelpost sanitair en tegelwerk t.w.v. € 1,500,- incl. BTW)
Een drijvend terras is optioneel, max. 18 m2. Ook een “uitkragend terras” is een optie, max. 1,5 m lange en 6 m breed.

Construction in progress Floating Duplex in Amsterdam

This floating duplex building designed by Waterstudio is now under construction. The images below show the progress. The building will be built up on land, later the whole element will be placed in the water and shipped to its location in Amsterdam. The images show perfectly the floating base and the superstructure. This floating structure will be cladded with different patterns of wood, as in a patchwork.

We will keep you updated!

Koen Olthuis speaks at Equinor

Equinor, formerly Statoil, have established Equinor Inovation Team to look into new business opportunities for the traditional oil and gas company. Its role is to explore and mature radical ideas and business model innovation.

Koen Olthuis was one of the keynote speakers among other architects, engineers, urbanists and visionaries. Adressing his vision about the possibilities of  Blue Cities, and the future of offshore structures.

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