Scarcity of space on land has forced researchers and developers tolook toward oceans as a source of respite. Treading along the same lines are some designers who take the opportunity to suggest someunprecedented dwellings and vessels that can stay and tread above orbelow the surface of calm waters. Bays and sea parks could be exploredby using these vessels. One such dwelling made by the Italian Giancarlo Zema Design Group is Triobis 65. This group was inspired by sea creatures that used tolive some 500 million years ago. It is a kind of modern, low impactvessel which can take only six visitors at a time, and is a veryenvironment friendly vessel too.
The designers explain that the main aim of this project was to make a habitat which is pollution free, and a fantastic and unusualenvironment for everyone to live. The vessels are controlled with thehelp of joystick which can rotate upto 360 degrees.The instruments andelectric engines situated in the 20m (660ft) long dwelling unit taketheir power from the solar panels and hydrogen fuel respectively. Thesemi submerged vessel covers the area both above and below the waterline. It covers 1.4m (4.6ft) above the water line and 0.8m (2.6ft) just below it which is sufficient for a memorable underwater experience.
The Triobis functions as an amazing vessel for a complete underwaterexperience. It also offers optimum underwater viewing with its exclusive acrylic windows and looks like an underwater observation globe. Several Triobis 65’s can be grouped together into a floating circular colony.It may also prove to be useful to researchers who always look forfinding out something new about the tiny sea creatures.They can find out some new and interesting features about these creatures.