What We Liked This Week–7/6
July 8, 2012
July. The heat is stifling, unrelenting, and even oppressive to those of us without a/c or just a reliable fan. What’s the escape? Aside from a nice chilled beverage (I’m nursing an ice-cold Mexican Coke), we present the coolest architecture of the week. Click on through.
The top project of the week (year?) is the impressive, yet unassuming Houseboat on the Eilbek Canal in Eilbek, Germany. The floating residence is nestled along the sloping canal banks, with a tall screen of verdure sheltering the house from the prying eyes of passerbys and pedestrians outside. The rooms face outwards towards the forest on the opposite shore, whose landscape is reflected in the still waters below. The living quarters are housed in the lower volume; the top volume contains the kitchen and social spaces, with an open deck offering views panoramas of the site all around.