Interview with Giancarlo Zema
Zema, Italian Naval architect is featured in the sub-find.com
web site for his unique creative sense of naval design. Underwater
Vehicles inc. is pleased to interview Giancarlo and welcomes any
additional questions from web readers.The main characteristics of
his designs are his flowing lines and elegant use of high quality
- Your new floating home looks very interesting. Where would a person
use this type of a "house-dwelling"?
- My Trilobis 65 is designed primarily
for sheltered bays or atolls. It would be suitable in any area that
can accomodate conventional floating homes or in areas where house boats
- If an individual was interested in building one of your designs,
what assurance does the new owner have in the safety of the underwater
component with respect to water leaking into the structure?
- The underwater component design will be jointly built in cooperation
with a technically capable submarine engineering firm. The structure
will meet local and international requirements for viewport and hull
- I understand that you have also designed a more conventional
cliff house with underwater viewing. What is that design about?
- This new design currently being completed will allow the homeowner
to view the ocean from a habitat that includes the best of both worlds
- ocean and underwater views while still firmly fixed to terra firma.
UVI - If a marine park wanted to built a floating village
and rent the single dwelling units for short holidays, would your design
- Certainly! The Trilobis 65 is designed for this too. The single dwelling
mobile units are independent. The shape of Trilobis 65 is made to allow
the creation of an artificial island.The linking up of multiple Trilobis
65 units would create a ring-like an insular village connected to the
land by gangway. Basically a small floating community.
- We understand that your Trilobis 65 will be illustrated in
Popular Mechanics Magazine in the Novemeber 2002 issue (Front cover)
which will be published in over 15 countries.
- Yes, I am looking forward to the response from the public.
- from Giancarlo Zema Lake Washington
Commercial and Recreational Marine Park