this screened-in hut on the edge of a lake in canada allows its occupants to gaze at the clear skies by night, before taking an early swim the following morning. conceived as a ‘dreaming platform’, the tiny dwelling was completed by studio north, a design and build practice based in calgary. sited on the banks of bobs lake in ontario, the project has been designed to support two basic functions — sleep and recreation.

studio north dream dive platform
all images courtesy of studio north

 

 

studio north used salvaged materials to support the deck, which has been topped with an elemental hut made from 2×4 timber bought from the local hardware store. a wax canvas can be unrolled to form an enclosed shelter during inclement weather. the architects say that the form of the structure is the result of the materials and tools available to them. ‘your environment can shape the way you think,’ says studio north. ‘whether you’re a child or an adult, spaces can engage your imagination, broaden your mind and excite your spirit.’

studio north dream dive platform
occupants are able to take a swim in the adjacent lake

studio north dream dive platform
the tiny hut is sited on the banks of bobs lake in ontario

studio north dream dive platform
the form of the structure is the result of the materials and tools available

studio north dream dive platform
a wax canvas can be unrolled to form an enclosed shelter

studio north dream dive platform
the shelter has been made from 2×4 timber bought from the local hardware store

studio north dream dive platform
axonometric drawing

studio north dream dive platform
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project info:

 

name: dream/dive platform
architects: studio north
lead architects: matthew kennedy, mark erickson
location: bobs lake, ontario, canada
gross built area: 64 sqf / 5.95 sqm

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