The triangular floating villa can be customised to any shape and easily expanded
The centre of the villa has an underwater bedroom with views of wildlife swimming nearby
The firm behind it believes hotels could even use the to create mini resorts
Each 'villa' can be set up with bedrooms, bathrooms and outdoor areas depending on the customer's requirements.
If a mega yacht isn't quite luxurious enough and you crave the home comforts of a villa, good news.
An Asian firm has revealed the latest holiday destination for the super rich - a floating villa that can simply be moved to wherever they want to go.
The firm hopes millionaires and hotels will use the 'SeaScape' which even has an underwater bedroom built in.
Each villa - or module - can exist standalone or as part of a larger integrated complex - modules simply connect together edge-to-edge, producing a number of possible arrangements.
They can be added on in 700-square-foot units, with a variety of options that include internal pools and sun decks.
'Our new series of floating villas demonstrates that it is possible to offer exceptional luxury through a simple, yet elegant modular design,' said Richard Colwill, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific.
'In the Hotel & Tourism space we know we need to offer not only a unique experience, but also competitive costs and feasible deployment and operation,'
At the centre of the floating villa is an acrylic underwater cylinder located in the centre of the home that drops into the ocean to offer a 360 degree underwater viewing experience.
'A key feature of SeaScape is a superb underwater bedroom,' the firm says.
The 4m-diameter cylindrical room formed from high-grade acrylic can be installed within SeaScape, adding a unique resort experience in a market where the truly different is becoming harder and harder to realise.
The system is also easy to transport.
Pre-fabricated parts can readily fit into standard shipping containers and allow for simpler and more cost-effective construction.
Mr Colwill comments: 'We are very pleased to be introducing SeaScape to the luxury resort market.
'This addition to BMT's Floating Villas portfolio offers even more options and flexibility to our customers to develop an unforgettable holiday experience for their guests.'
BMT Asia Pacific is currently seeking a commission to turn the SeaScape villa concept into reality
Two floor version of the villa are also available to accommodate families
Extra pontoons can be added to increase floor space, rivalling the biggest on land villas
It can be placed next to an island, or simply moored out to sea in calm water
BMT Asia Pacific, the firm behind the Project Utopia floating island, has developed a new concept for a luxury floating villa envisioned for calm waters near the coast. Boasting an underwater bedroom that would literally let you sleep with the fishes, SeaScape can also be expanded with attachable pontoons to increase available floorspace.
SeaScape currently exists only in renders, and BMT Asia Pacific hasn't revealed some of the finer points of the design (perhaps because they don't exist yet). That said, the concept high-end villa sits upon a triangular floating pontoon measuring 700 sq ft (65 sq m). This is expandable to 1,800 sq ft (167 sq m) using additional pontoon modules. It's not clear exactly how the homes attach to the extra pontoons, but the firm implies it would be a simple process.
The villas would be prefabricated and transportable within a standard shipping container when disassembled. Marine-grade aluminum and fiberglass are slated for use as building materials.
SeaScape is somewhat green too, albeit more due to the practicalities of living off-shore than strict environmental concerns. 'All the systems on the SeaScape model those found on yachts, meaning there is the intention to have the units as self-sustained for water and power,' a company rep told Gizmag.
'While we haven't specifically focused on green features in the design a number of them are intrinsic to a waterside location – improved natural ventilation from sea breezes, temperature moderation through the hull from seawater. However developers/owners have the opportunity to install solar panels etc to supplement the small genset [diesel and electric generator] and as the roof area increases this may become a significant contribution to the total power load.'
Clearly, SeaScape's standout feature is its underwater bedroom, and BMT Asia Pacific envisions an acrylic underwater cylinder located in the center of the home that drops into the ocean to offer a 360 degree underwater viewing experience.
The company told us that the Underwater Room in the Manta Resort would be merely an 'upturned garden shed' in comparison. Bold words indeed, and it'll certainly be interesting to see if the end result lives up to the boast, should it actually ever be built. On that note, BMT Asia Pacific is currently seeking a commission to turn the SeaScape villa concept into reality.