floating cottage by mos
this cottage is located on a tiny island in lake huron in ontario, canada and was designed by mos. because the home is located in the middle of the lake, the designers created a steel platform complete with floating pontoons to allow the dwelling is rise and fall along with the tide. the home was also built in a peculiar way because of its unique location. instead of building it on site, the home was built on shore and towed out to its final spot and anchored in place. the home features a vernacular design that is contemporized with a cedar screen on parts of the façade.
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designed to provide a safe refuge for hikers, the small timber construction is built on the mountain top at 2908 meters above sea level.
in an aesthetic dialogue, a second lighter volume complements the dark facade and imposes itself as an urban landmark.
the diagonal lines of the extended roof plane are designed to shield the interior space from direct sunlight.
the images illustrate the composition of the house, where the original wooden structure sits on top of its more recently built foundation.