Perhaps your attention was drawn to floating architecture with the popularity of Kunle Adeyemi’s Makoko Floating School last year. Or maybe you’ve seen these gorgeous architectural feats floating somewhere on your Pinterest Architecture boards. So either your thoughts align with Architect Adeyemi’s: “we are just starting to brace ourselves and learn to live with water as opposed to fighting it..” or you just enjoy drooling at these damn fine excellent designs – here’s a fine selection for you.

Let’s drool.

  • The famous Makoko Floating School

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  • “The boat is permanently moored on a canal that runs alongside a wooded parkland and has easy access to a cycle route that the family can use.” (from here)

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  • Walden Raft installation is based on, and named after, the cabin that Thoreau built in the woods around Walden Pond, Massachusetts, in 1845. (from here) “Thoreau documented the two years, two months and two days he spent living the cabin in his book Walden; or, Life in the Woods – which is revered as a study on self-sufficiency and the virtues of a simpler life.”

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  • This floating house by MOS Architects (from here)


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  • This curvy house boat on the river Amstel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (from here)


  • This Lake House is retirement goals (from here)

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Written by Nik-Nak