Daniel Andersson, the successful modern Finnish architect, has introduced a concept of a floating hotel in Finland called the "Icebergs". The name "Icebergs" refers to the fact that the main part of the building is under water, showing only its tip above the water surface. The tip, itself, represents a glazed roof space, which allows the outside light to penetrate deep into the interior. Such floating cottages will be located within enclosed bays around the Aland Islands in Finland.
The unusual project was developed in response to a request by the Finnish company Alands Hotell & Restaurangskola for attracting more tourists to this picturesque area in the summer.
The roof of these comfortable temporary apartments serves as a sun deck. Each cottage has a living area of 60 square meters. The utility rooms are located around a central atrium with a staircase leading upstairs. The guest rooms are painted a snow-white color which reflects the natural light and visually expands the space. The bathroom has a sauna from which you can jump straight into the lake.
The cottages are anchored to the seabed and water and electricity are supplied via the submarine cables and pipes. In addition, each floating hotel is equipped with bilge pumps to remove any water that would leak over.