‘floating barns’ for long latvian summers by NRJA
latvia design studio NRJA‘s latest project ‘floating barn’ is designed as a small home for long latvian summers adopting
the archetypal cross-section and built upon pontoons. using one material for both walls and roofs, a homogenous look
of the building is achieved; surface texture and details are reached by the finish of raw wood planking. large windows of
the building provide a visual link with the surrounding; the terraces offers an opportunity to go out while being in the house.
indoor space is formed with built-in furniture walls – the space above the ceilings being is used as sleeping area.
a power generator, water tanks and filtered greywater collectors are incorporated in pontoons.
floating barn near the sea
a single floating barn in pavilosta, latvia
several floating barns in pavilosta, latvia
close up of the floating barn
historical reference to old fishermen shed in Pavilosta, Latvia
1st and 2nd level plans