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Brilliant Summer Cabin by Architect Daniel Andersson

04/09/2010
Floating house, houseboat, Ålands Hotell, Iceberg Cabin, Daniel Andersson

Well known architect Daniel Andersson has envisioned an innovative lake house that lets guests sleep trully inside the water. The house was the result of a request from Ålands Hotell & Restaurangskola who approached Daniel Andersson in order to create a fresh and unique concept able to attract more guests to a resort located on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea.

What resulted was an incredible iceberg shaped building that sits beautifully on the waterscape and encourages onlookers to consider new, unconventional forms for living.

Floating house, houseboat, Ålands Hotell, Iceberg Cabin, Daniel Andersson

The concept is basically a houseboat that is partially submerged, using a series of pontoons at the base to stabilize the structure. A central day lit atrium allows access to both the below-water bedrooms, the roof deck and living spaces above water.

The 60 square meter living space is very generous and uses shore powered cable. Being a summer cabin, one of the greatest benefits of the design is the ability of the water to regulate the building temperature, eliminating the need for central air conditioning.

It’s really a unique concept. Don’t you think?

Via Inhabitat

Read more: Iceberg on the Baltic is a Brilliant Summer Cabin | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

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