Floating House on Lake Huron by MOS Architects

Today we would like to present you an unique house located in Ontario, Canada. Designed by MOS Architects the Floating House is situated on an island on Lake Huron. Due to its position the residence presents a very complex building.

Annual cyclic change related to the change of seasons made the architects build the house atop a structure of steel pontoons, allowing it to fluctuate along with the lake. Another challenge the architects had to deal with was the expenses of using a traditional construction process, so they worked with the constructor to devise a prefabrication and construction process that maximized the use of the unique character of the site: Lake Huron as a waterway.

This amazing house features huge floor to ceiling windows that bathe the rooms in natural light and, also, offer its residents breathtaking views. Moreover they used soft, neutral tones that create the feeling of a bright, airy space. A “rainscreen” envelope strips dress the house, reduce wind load, heat gain and give it a singular character at the same time.

The Floating House is a handsome structure with simple and clean lines, but it is the location and surroundings that really make it desirable. What do you think? Would you like to live in a house like this?

Published by in Architecture, on October 21st, 2011


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