With our cities now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of British Columbians are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. Spaced is a record of our minds wandering the world of architecture and design, up and away from the unrewarding realities of shoebox condos, dark basement suites, sweet f~ck all on Craigslist and three levels of government that couldn’t give a damn.
(via) This tiny, rentable artist studio floating on Berlin’s River Spree looks like it would be a fine and contemplative place to relax. Appropriately dubbed “Floating Island”, it comes with a raised platform bed (with skylight above), a book collection (likely in German, but whatever), a kitchen and bathroom (that share a sink), a portable wifi router and a big deck, upon which can be found a BBQ, a herb garden, a hammock, and several other wonderful things besides. Most of the furnishings are handmade. I’d prefer mine in False Creek, but Berlin would do.
Images via Plum Guide
Vancouver has its own floating artist’s cabin, which found a new home last summer. Unfortunately closed due to Covid it seems but hopefully it’s long history will resume.