Otto reports that "Dutch firm Paul de Ruiter Architects has won the ARC13 architecture prize for their project Villa Kogelhof," which is a great excuse to feature this awesome floating house, masterfully photographed by Jeroen Musch.
The house is not only simply beautiful. It's also carbon neutral, according to DesignBoom:
Protected 25 hectare plot, a popular tourist destination and home to a variety of rare animals and plant life. planning permission for the villa was only granted on the condition that the land was returned to its pre-agricultural state, consequently 71,000 trees have been planted across the vast site.
I can't think of many things better than living in a house like this in the middle of a protected natural area.