INLE LAKE HOUSE
Taunggyi, Myanmar | 2016
Suspended on Lake Inle's static waters, the Inle Lake House stands out as the only prototype, possibly reproducible, of a lake studio, typically local and at the same time definitely modern.
A glass cubes inside a wood and bamboo shell.
A totally transparent and contemporary space inside a traditional lake house made of teak and bamboo.
The house, built on a wooden deck and with a wooden structure, features a fully glazed interior envelope that gives plenty of light and gives a 360 degree view of the lake all around. Outside of the completely insulated cube, a lightweight outdoor bamboo frame marks the space of the outside walkway, suspended in the middle of the four sides by terraces stretching out to the lake, where to relax at the warmth of the sun reflecting on the lake, or having breakfast a few feet above the water.
The architecture looks like a bright lantern on the lake, a discreet and particular presence in the placid landscape of the lake.
The inspiration to the typical homes on the water of the lake, the floating gardens and the platforms where local people work the lotus are evident in the architectural solutions and in the details of the knots, entirely made of wood, as well as in the large stained glass windows shaded by bamboo frames and in the sloping walkways made of wooden slats, acting as a liaison between the lake landscape and home environment.