status: competition / PUBLIC PRIZE and MENTION
typology: floating house
area: 150 m2
This project is a transformation from single house typology, including all typical activities, into water environment.
Water area is entirely treated (not just in waterside zone) as an area of urban action. ‘Island’ is the fundamental
element of urbanization in this environment. The mobility of the ?island? allows for an separation as well as
creating ‘archipelago’ of neighbours relations. The essential element of this project is a timber ribbon, shaped
into functional and aesthetic continuum. The ribbon adopts the activity programme of the ?island ? house? and
creates amphibious landscape. Some part of the natural environment is adopted for householders uses and
becomes a programmed element of the landscape – the water garden (lilies, canes and carps). The project exploits
urban, architectural and sociological potential of the island for creating an alternative amphibious way of living.