Hungary — Réka and Balázs wanted a summer getaway that would get them closer to nature, not something “grounded” or “fixed” like their normal lives in an apartment in Budapest. And so, In October last year, the two approached the architect Tamás Bene and asked him to design a boathouse so that they can explore Lake Tisza, the largest artificial lake in Hungary.
The project pays homage to their love of the region, and their desire to learn more about it and experience it on a more intimate level.
Lake Tisza is a vast, artificial body of water that owes its natural ecosystem to River Tisza, which passes through it. Tamás Bene found it interesting to conceptualize and design a dwelling that has no tangible groundwork or foundations. The point of vehicles – their primary function – is to transport. However, the movement of this compact living space intends to enable its inhabitants to experience the natural environment as closely as possible. The boat provides an opportunity to spend time, eat, drink, sleep and awaken nearly anywhere.
See the pictures of the tiny boathouse over at DesignBoom.
(Image Credit: Balázs Máté/ DesignBoom)