Building Of The Day: A Boathouse That’s Better Than The Main House
November 27, 2012
The architects behind this small handsome boathouse wanted it to look like it had risen from the lake while still retaining a connection to the main house just across the lawn. The design, thus, looks in two directions at once. The structure consists of two volumes, a wood slat-covered cube raised on a bed of pilotis that faces the lacking, and a copper entry pavilion that, over time, will develop of green patina that will endear it to the manicured landscape of the grounds. The “house” is divided programmatically too, with a sauna, baths, and wellness center contained in the wooden compartment, and a fitness room, “tea kitchen”, and living space filling out the copper portion. The design straddles two worlds–water and earth–and does so by coupling formal simplicity with a rich material palette. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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