Bathing Hut by
Share Architects

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This small white building on the edge of the Danube River in Vienna was designed by Austrian studio Share Architects for use as a holiday home or party venue.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

Share Architects positioned the Bathing Hut at the water's edge, creating a two-storey space with a kitchen and living area on the lower level and a sleeping deck above with an entrance leading out to the street.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

"The Bathing Hut was conceived as a micro villa with full amenities and is a private chill-out oasis within an otherwise dense urban context," said the architects.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

"It is easily reachable from Vienna so you can even use it in the summertime during lunch breaks or as an alternative residence, and otherwise as a weekend retreat and for parties on the lake," they added.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

Constructed from reinforced concrete, the building is clad with white aluminium composite panels on the facade and roof. One edge appears to have been sliced away, leaving a row of angled windows that face up towards the sky.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

The all-white kitchen features a floating counter that can be used for preparing food or dining.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

Sliding doors lead out onto a wooden deck and jetty, offering a mooring point for boats.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

A wooden staircase runs alongs the side of the house and leads directly from the street to the river.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects

Other waterside residences we've featured include a small wooden house overlooking the ocean in Scotland and a yacht house containing four apartments on the Crimean coastline.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects
Site plan - click for larger image

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Photography is by Kurt Kuball.

Here's a short description from the architects:


Bathing Hut

The bathing hut was conceived as a micro villa with full amenities. Located on the waterfront of the Old Danube, but still in the centre of Vienna (Austria), it is a private chill-out oasis within an otherwise dense urban context.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects
Section - click for larger image

Coming from the street, the property is accessed through a large sliding gate that leads to the top terrace of the very compact arrangement. An open-air staircase along the side facade takes the visitor 3 meters below.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects
South elevation - click for larger image

On this level the main terrace open to the Old Danube, and the double-height, main living room can seamlessly connect to the outdoor space through a sliding facade.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects
East elevation - click for larger image

Inside, a suspended gallery offering wonderful views over the water is used as a sleeping deck. Under the gallery there is place for the bathroom and the adjacent open kitchen.

Bathing Hut by Share Architects
West elevation - click for larger image

In the rear of the house under the overlying top terrace place was found for a storage. A wooden floating deck, illuminated at night, offers the possibility of a boat mooring.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Why does a bathing hut have a kitchen?

  • James

    Can you only eat white food in that kitchen?