Floating Lake House by MOS Architects
I’ve always dreamed about living in a lake house, and the next one is just simple and gorgeous. The Floating House has been designed by MOS Architects and is located on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.
The architecture of the house was conceived such way that it could combine the typology of a vernacular house, with the shifting site conditions, keeping in mind the ‘not so friendly’ location of this house on Lake Huron, which imposed a few questions regarding the house’s construction. A major factor that raised a few doubts was the annual cyclical change which cause the Lake Huron’s water levels to vary drastically depending on seasons, creating in every single year a different situation. To fix this problem, the architects thought about a revolutionary solution, so they managed to make the house float atop a structure of steel pontoons, allowing it to fluctuate along with the lake.
The structure of the Floating House is very familiar, and encloses both the interior living space, as well as the exterior space. The facade of the house displays a “rainscreen” made of cedar strips, which allows for natural ventilation and it also filter the light which tries invade the interior space.