We are architectural students who’ve come together to reinvent the way people live their lives. In today’s fast paced world, we have fallen into a continuous loop of pressures and deadlines that leave us stressed and burdened. We’ve found a way to escape from this stressed life and return to our roots. We believe that by incorporating nature back into our lives, people will find the break they need.
And that’s how ARK was born. Our appreciation for low tech architecture has created an affordable home that everyone can enjoy. It’s a cocoon without TV, a silent place to reconnect with and appreciate nature, a cozy home where you can find yourself.
The philosophy behind ARK is to go back to the basics by proving a living place within nature. With sides that fold open, ARK adjusts to the landscape and becomes an extension of nature. Its panoramic views allow you to enjoy camping without giving up comfort, unlike anything before.
Some compagnies do need more office space and rather search for another location you can install a skybox on top of your existing building. Ark-Shelter placed a sky box made out of three cabins on top of a 9th floor building in the center of Bratislava. The three cabins were connected on on top of the building. We’ve created a new work space with great views all around.
Restaurant ‘Dinner on the lake’ (Belgium)
Ark Shelter’s next big challenge was to create a floating restaurant on a lake. A complete new design had to be made where the main focus was to create a place where customers have the feeling that they are in the open air with a total view of the lake all around. That’s why our construction is an open pavilion with windows that can easily be put open or closed depending on the weather.