- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 17 Nov 2020
Drina river house
It was originally built in 1968 by a group of swimmers who discovered the rock while looking for a place to sunbathe and decided it would be the ideal place for a shelter. They began by placing boards there and then gradually build it up into a one-room home.
They transported the building parts and supplies to the island by boat and kayak. Larger components were placed in the river upstream and caught as they floated past. It has been destroyed several times by floods and high winds, but has been rebuilt consistently.
Since featuring in National Geographic in 2012 it has become a well-known visitor attraction.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
A review of the HES pilot project.
Organisation alerts membership to findings of IHBC research.
Four outstanding professionals recognised.
Sustainable flooring from super strong grass.
Organisation presents reactions from industry leaders.
New infrastructure bank to be based in the North of England.
Fairer, faster, greener. A summary of the key points.
Strategies to help provide safer working conditions.
Protecting flora, fauna and the other natural features of Scotland.
Architecture considered somewhere between 'sublime and beautiful'.
Polish piano factory revived through an energy-oriented tune up.
Dynamic architectural approach sets out to restore and improve the environment.
Entries accepted from 1 December 2020 to 14 April 2021.