Drina river house
The Drina river house is a small shelter located on the river Drina, near Bajina Bašta in Serbia.
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
An introductory article to the performance specification.
Demographics, digital tech, climate change, AI - all challenges facing the built environment. Enter our ideas competition.
Conservation professionals are needed more than ever, but on different and non-elitist terms.
Lessons from Australia on how to make affordable, sustainable housing a reality.
Adjaye Associates reveal their designs for a new espionage museum in New York.
CIAT submit their recommendations to the government's Grenfell Tower inquiry. See the summary here.
Read our introductory article on collaborative practices for building design and construction.
Read about the history behind one of Italy's most recognisible buildings.
Roland Busch of Siemens AG looks at how cities can fight climate change.
Every home and small business in Great Britain will be offered a smart meter by the end of 2020.
The PM’s speech stole the headlines but what was said about infrastructure at the Conservative Party conference?
We interviewed the photographer Jade Doskow about her new book documenting the strange architecture of World's Fair sites.