X-Float is a series of floating houses built on the River Kwai Bridge, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Designed by Agaligo Studio, each of the X-Float’s prefab floating unit measures approximately 18m² (194ft²).
X-Float’s design resembles a volumetric evolution of a raft, a primitive man-made floating platform, from 2 dimensional to 3 dimensional – to a livable unit. This makes X-Float a crossbreed of vernacular and modern architecture.
During construction, to completely eliminate disturbances to guests who were residing in the already operating X2 Resort, X-Float’s floating units were built offsite and only towed for installation once completed. Situated at the river bend, all units are oriented such that their river views are maximized and such that they are as much as possible shielded from the harsh, tropical afternoon sunlight.
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