This is a Beach House conceptualised by Atelier Monolit, a creative studio “specialised in communicating architectural projects and ideas through carefully crafted imagery”. While many are praising the Atelier Monolit Beach House for its zen-like aesthetic with panoramic views of the oceanfront where freedom of body and mind can reign supreme, LUXUO looked into the specs of the loft-like Beach House and discovered something more intriguing. Elevated over 2 metres off the ground, the Atelier Monolit Beach House is probably a good idea if only because it is probably one of the few architectural concepts that accounts (accidentally or otherwise) for the steady rise of sea levels due to global warming.
Atelier Monolit Beach House is Sign that We Could Survive Post Apocalypse in Relative Beauty
Scientific consensus is that the oceans are steadily rising (2014 global sea level was 2.6 inches above the 1993 average) – how fast and how high are the only two points up for debate. But let’s face it, the Waterworld/Walking Dead style of existence isn’t “living”, it’s just mere survival and the Atelier Monolit Beach House elevates (no pun intended) that potential into something else – that we could survive in a post apocalypse in some comfort and relative beauty.
It’s designed with a minimalist contemporary look, which means that the Atelier Monolit Beach House has no extraneous fixtures for you to maintain, perfect for that potential lifestyle of day to day foraging and hunting with minimal downtime for upkeep of your domicile. The horizontal structure “floats” over the beach, which also means that during high tide when waters are up to your platform, it’s a natural barrier for anyone without a boat, when the waters are lower, it’s a great time for excursions in-land to scavenge for materials and canned goods.
Gorgeous panoramic views of the surrounding water world can help set you in the mood for some deep philosophical musing on the futility or it all or whether one can eke out a meaningful existence in a world actively trying to rid itself of the “human cancer”. In short, this Beach House is designed for the long term.
For the short term however, it’s an awe-inspiring architectural work designed for costal cities – a multi-story dwelling with a foundation of natural rock. In this Atelier Monolit concept, the Beach House is decorated with natural wood flooring and warm furnishings like leather sofas and oaken dining sets contrasting with the utilitarian, industrial construct. The primary area living space is separate from the master bedroom situated on the Beach House’s upper level with equal views as the living room but instead of a “fish tank” style 360 degree floor to window views, you get a rooftop pool and patio area where one can claim dominance over what remains of the planet.