With a rising housing shortage, a floating house offers a sustainable alternative to traditional housing. The house is constructed in CLT (cross laminated timber) and cladded with a cork facade. I mainly used biobased materials, so the environmental impact of the project is minimised, while enabling a healthy interior climate. In this project I took on the roll of lead architect: thus designing, communicating with all project partners and engineering of the house.

The house is designed with bio-based materials, featuring a uniquely CNC produced cork-façade. All details, like light-fixtures, roller blinds and window frames are embedded in the CLT construction, creating a clean and contemporary architecture.

Project The Float
Location Leiden, Netherlands
Year 2019 – 2021
Status Under construction
Conducted at Studio RAP