Houseboat by +31 architects


Some of you design buffs based in the Netherlands might have seen this before  as it was heavily featured in the national press, but I still want to share it on my blog.

De Omval Houseboat designed by +31 architects

This houseboat in the Amstel river in Amsterdam was designed by +31 Architects. They are known for other houseboat projects in the Amsterdam area. The boat is a streamlined glass panes design allowing maximum use of natural light. It reminds me a bit of the Elicium building at the Rai conference center, designed by Benthem Crouwel architects.

Houseboat de Omval by +31 architects

The boat might be very modern, but it was designed to reflect the shape of other houseboats in the canals and rivers of Amsterdam. Neighbours and council alike are very enthusiastic about it. Personally, I feel like I have seen it before.

What do you think?

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