Half of this floating house by +31 Architects is submerged below the waterline of Amsterdam’s river Amstel, while the other opens out to a buoyant terrace. Watervilla Weesperzijde is connected to the quay by a wooden bridge, which flexes as the residence rises and falls with the tide. Sliding glass doors added to the lounge and kitchen maximize views of the river. They also provide access to a floating terrace, which is moored alongside the villa and spans the length of the living space. Floating steps descend into the windowless basement, where a pair of bedrooms and bathrooms and a small lounge are located. The quay-facing side of the structure is sealed with perforated aluminum sheeting that displays the house’s number and are illuminated at night by a panel of blue.