The definition of a raft is simply: any flat structure for support or transportation over water. It is the most basic of boat design, characterized by the absence of a hull.
That said, rafts can be exceedingly simple or complex. Rarely are they as good looking as this geometric wooden raft in Copenhagen, complete with a large tree growing out of it. Designed as the beginning of a large and exciting series of floating platforms, Marshall Blecher and Fokstrot have created something really fun and unique. The idea is to create a slew of public floating platforms in the Copenhagen harbor, each with a unique personality and identity. Forthcoming designs include a sauna, garden, diving platform, and even a small performance venue. These docks will be moveable, able to be formed into pods or clumps, depending on if there was a big public event, or another type of city gathering. Their hope is to reimagine what our relationship with water should be, especially in a time of climate change and global sea rises. Via DesignBoom: