OASys Concept at Kona Kai Resort and Spa, San Diego Building, California Architecture Photos
OASys Concept at Kona Kai Resort and Spa in San Diego
Dec 27, 2021
Design: Stephens Waring Design
Location: San Diego, California, USA
OASys Concept at Kona Kai Resort and Spa
Stephens Waring Design announces a new design concept called OASys (Ocean Architectural System) created specifically to reimagine shoreline hotels, resorts, and housing. The model falls under the brand of the award-winning boat designer called IMMERST, which will address some of the most pressing coastline development challenges including limited land, habitat preservation,
and climate change.
“We’ve applied our 40 years of custom yacht design and engineering experience to create a design-planning model built around the cutting edge of sustainability, renewable materials, and advanced manufacturing. While our designs are built for long-term operational success in some of the most challenging environments including oceans, lakes, rivers, and beaches, we’ve also created something
that’s exciting, fun, and luxurious,” said lead designer Paul Waring.
Up and down coastlines, there are many places that are perfect for floating infrastructure and marine development. These include locations with insufficient planning permissions or developable land. They also include areas where there are ecological sensitivities and delicate habitat.
Because OASys can be built into a variety of arrangements – dock and marina infrastructures – or be built as “free standing” units moored to the ocean floor, the design allows for development and expansion with a minimized shoreline footprint. Furthermore, because the designs can be affixed to permanent or nonpermanent marina infrastructure, OASys mitigates any potential impact on the marine environment.
For marina operators, IMMERST philosophy aims to re-imagine underutilized shoreline and general marina space, converting a site into highly desirable, revenue producing accommodations, attractions or water-based residences. The unique nature of IMMERST’s flexible design solutions allows developers and operators to integrate their installations with standard civic utilities–water, electrical, and sewer.
“When you walk onto an OASys floating community, life is less complicated. You immediately forget about the presuress and the distractions that we all face because you’re surrounded by the environment and connected to the water’s edge,” said Waring.
Unlike traditional hotel resort development, IMMERST works closely with developers and operators to create a specific range of flexible, customizable, and scalable solutions that fit each unique site. Floating modules are designed to be easily installed and operated. In the event that there is a need for removal, modules can be made transportable and can be relocated to meet the real-time economic needs of the operator.
All OASys designs are integrated into modular foundations, pre-fabricated through the firm’s network of builders/contractors or constructed onsite making fabrication and delivery viable for locations around the globe.
OASys Concept at Kona Kai Resort and Spa – Building Information
Client: Kona Kai Resort and Spa
Architect: Stephens Waring Design
Site area: TBD
Gross Floor area: TBD
Location: San Diego
Project start date: TBD
Images: Courtesy of Stephens Waring Design
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Address: San Diego, CA, United States of America
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