Proteus Underwater Habitat

Created by Fuseproject's Yves Behar for aquanaut Fabien Cousteau, the Proteus is an underwater scientific research station and habitat. The ambitious project was modeled after the international space station and aims to be a meeting place for global researchers, academics, government agencies, and corporations to carry out research missions. At 4,000 square feet, the submarine habitat is the largest to date and can accommodate up to 12 people. A series of modular pods expand from the main volume, housing laboratories, sleeping quarters, bathrooms, medical bays, life support systems, and storage while a moon pool occupies the largest one. At the center, a spiral staircase connects the two-level structure that contains common spaces including kitchen, dining, and work areas along with the first underwater greenhouse.

Photos: ves Béhar and Fuseproject / Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center

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