confused direction design: hausboot silverbeaver
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feb 02, 2012
confused direction design: hausboot silverbeaver

‘hausboot silverbeaver’ by confused-direction design, oldenburg, germany
all images courtesy of confused-direction design

the ‘hausboot silverbeaver’ is a small dwelling floating on the hunte river in oldenburg germany, by german product design
and architectural practice confused-direction design. their second iteration of a home sited on water, the wooden construct
integrates into the surrounding wooded landscape. room arrangements, materials and textures combine to generate clear,
warm and bright spaces. a single pitch roof is permeated with a dormer which welcomes daylight into the lofted bedroom
which is accessed with a ladder stair.

accessible from the living spaces through an inclined glass exterior wall, a terrace offers views of the scenery during
the changing seasons. the smallest of inhabitants, the pet cats have bedrooms integrated into the common spaces to be part
of family events. a centrally located bullerjan oven heats the interior through a method of convection of heated air. clad with
locally sourced larch-wood, the boathouse introduces high-tech
materials for floor surfaces as well as insulated windows.

main entrance

facade detail


(left) boat chair and elevated cat bedroom
(right) deck

living area

living area and ladder stair to loft

sight lines through the dwelling

bullerjan oven


kitchen detail

view of kitchen from loft

lofted bedroom

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