Welcome to Steinen, a truly unique and unforgettable floating house.
Steinen is designed to explore new ways of living in different shapes and on water!
Steinen is Norwegian for Stone, from that nature element comes the project inspiration specially for its shape.
The different irregular volumes overlap each other, intersect, juxtapose, generating the general composition.
Each of the façades is a new world to explore which adds versatility and interest to the design.
The large vertical windows fit the faces of the form to offer the interior views of the surrounding landscape.
It is a two floor floating house with an upper terrace. Its first floor is destined to social areas and the second one to private zones.
Upon entering through the main door we find an open space divided into four areas: kitchen, dining room, living room and study. To the left are the stairs to go up to the other floors.
The kitchen has L-shaped furniture adapted to the angles of the shape of the walls and a central island.
The white color is used to highlight the elements, making a contrast with the darker tones of the interior finishing wood.
The dining room is located next to some large windows that provide a different experience by being able to appreciate beautiful views while eating.
The room continues with a textured wall that becomes a focal point where the television is located to share with family and friends.
The space culminates with a study in the corner as a complement to the other activities.
The stairs are accompanied by an area for photos and portraits that give a warm welcome to those who enter the house.
On the second level are the rooms and bathrooms distributed by a Y-shaped corridor that allows a connection with the interior floor thanks to its voids.
These spaces stand out for their skylights that take advantage of the external shape for the entry of natural light.
Even in the bathrooms this creates a new and different life experience that takes people's senses into account.
White details are maintained with furniture to contrast with the interior finishes of floors and walls.
The corridors, just as they connect with the first floor, are also related to the exterior views thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The same Y-shaped corridor that reaches the rooms is the one to which another staircase that goes up to the terrace is connected.
These stairs provide a continuous visual to the outside, giving a clue of what will be seen at the end of the climb.
It leads out to a terrace adorned with perimeter plants in pots that seek to bring something of nature around this space.
It is a spatial area to disconnect for a while and relax, by ourselves or in the company of someone else, in both cases there is a place to stay.
If you were to live in this floating house you would experience the new ways of life that this kind of architectural projects has to offer.