Architect Pierpaolo Lazzarini is trying to crowdfund the creation of a self-sufficient floating city-hotel of modular pyramids. Waya is a conceptual project from Lazzarini Design that is currently crowdfunding its first prototypes by offering investors citizenship of Wayaland – the name for the conglomeration of buoyant platforms.

“The project was inspired by Mayan architecture, with a vision from Egyptian pyramids combined with a Japanese temple,” studio founder Lazzarini told Dezeen. “The Waya citizens will be people that love the sea and the freedom, [who are] not more attached to cities and civilisation.”