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Project • By Shean ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Val-des-Monts: Boathouse

Val-des-Monts is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. Tucked away within these mountainous forests, along the edge of a lake sits the Val-des-Monts Boathouse. The boathouse was designed with materials that draw connections to the surrounding site, emphasizing natural elements that strategically blend and pop within the enclosing environment. The approach was to create optimal views that emphasize the surrounding landscape, the boathouse was intentionally placed to maximize these views. The windows frame incredible sunsets and capture intimate moments of the passing seasons. The interior maintains a contemporary design, using natural light to highlight the raw materials that seamlessly merge from the outside in. The boat... More

Project • By Rever & DragePrivate Houses

Strømholmen Smokehouse

The starting point was a boathouse in a’ local traditional (‘stavline’) construction dating from around 1750. Much of this was rotted and large parts of the structure had to be amputated. The original construction was supplemented by timber from a pig barn (who had previously been a church), as well as materials from a nearby pier.   It is for this reason countless markings from earlier constructions in the reused timber. The rest were cut and sawed, including two new combined-knee-and-post for carrying and 32 smaller knees for wind suction. The old knees smelled of fresh resin when we drilled holes for threaded rods to fasten the prosthesises.   The project Planning the Herring smokery was largely influenc... More

Project • By hcreatesBars


Hooked is a casual fish and chip seafood restaurant and bar in the newly renovated Found 158 complex in Shanghai. The interior is relaxed and playful with fresh white furniture and white washed timber plank finishes. Tropical wallpaper and aqua blue add fun pops of colour throughout the space. The space is accented with some marine-themed elements- boat cleats and rope  - with a boathouse row feature wall. The bar references the inside of a boat shed with exposed framing and a weatherboard clad bar front. Hooked is fast becoming the go-to place in Shanghai for a light and fresh free-flow brunch or a relaxing evening cocktail. The playfulness of the space entices a young and crisp crowd More

Project • By My BuildPrivate Houses

The Boathouse

Nestled on a hill overlooking the picturesque Tamar River, this quaint twobedroom home rests perfectly on newly formed contours.   The owner of the Boathouse leads a busy and globe-trotting lifestyle which has seen him stay in many wonderful hotels and resorts. His brief was that he wanted a “hotel feel” accommodation where he could entertain friends from Overseas and the Mainland. The double garage houses the owners special-interest cars which he plans to tour Tasmania in.   We, the designers (and builders) wanted to pay tribute to the history of this land we were designing on. This was once a thriving ship/boat building enterprise that still to this day has the slipway carved into the volcanic rock at the shoreli... More

Project • By +VG ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Bridge House

Located in Muskoka, Ontario, the Bridge House overlooks the south end of Lake Joseph, one of three large lakes in the region.  The house is located on a rock outcrop overlooking the lake and the boathouse, and breaks the mould of faux-traditional architecture typical of the region.  The program was developed for a couple who enjoy entertaining, so there are three bedrooms in the main building, with an additional bedroom in the boathouse. David Whittaker Conceptual ClarityThe building is L-shaped in plan, with the main living space and master bedroom wing separated from the guest bedroom wing by an elevated screened porch.  The plan of the main living wing was developed to create circulation along either side of the plan... More

Project • By Building Arts ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Kawagama Lake Boathouse

The boathouse on Kawagama Lake includes a dry slip boat storage via marine railway, and a 42 sq.m. dwelling space above accessed by a small bridge structure which spans the native topography. The project included the dismantling of an existing structure and creation of this new steel frame building and the adjacent outdoor living features.The site is accessible only by water and therefore the design was highly influenced by the practicality of the construction process. All systems including the structure were designed to be transported by small watercraft, moved and erected by hand. The dwelling features are very basic and the intent was to create a space which heightens the experience of living on the water through siting, view, sound and... More

Project • By Tanja Lincke ArchitektenPrivate Houses

Haus an der Spree

The former grounds of the GDR water police in the south of the Plänterwald in Berlin-Treptow were found as a fallow land with mainly dilapidated buildings. Fascinated by the morbid presence of the abandoned industrial site, it was decided to underline its condition by an architectural and artistic reappropriation, resulting in the transformation of the main building of the former shipyard into a real ruin. Besides the conversion of the auxiliary buildings on the site into studio spaces, a new residential building, which in its materiality and appearance is gently reacting to its immediate context, was constructed and finished in 2017.   The essence of the property is primarily determined by the ruin and its garden. Distinctive f... More

Project • By Architecture Research OfficeOffices

Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Poised on riprap overlooking the water, the new boathouse sits along the Pier 5 Uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Providing secure open-air boat storage at grade level, with a multipurpose room and public restrooms safely above floodwaters on the upper floor, the architecture of the 5,000 sf boathouse is purposeful, economical and resilient.   Designed with a new maintenance and operations building on the opposite end of the site, both new buildings were developed concurrently with the landscape of the Pier 5 Uplands. The one-and-a-half mile long park has transformed the former industrial waterfront into an exemplar of urban landscape design.   The structure adapts to each hour and season, appearing opaque or translucent, rugge... More

Project • By MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple ArchitectsHotels

Bigwin Island Club Cabins

The first three cabins of a planned community of 40 on Bigwin Island sit nestled among maple, pine and ash trees. The sweeping view they enjoy, down to the golf course and the lake beyond, is courtesy of the island’s deer: the grazing line under the trees, a swath of open air through the greenery, influenced the siting of the buildings and their emphasis on transparency between roof and floor, and earth and sky. The 40 cabins will follow three design templates, each inspired by a different type of landscape found on the island: linear on the lake, courtyard in the woods, and pinwheel on the meadow.   MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects’ design process begins this way: by listening to the land. On Bigwin Island, there was a... More

Project • By KristaliaBoathouses

Show Boat Rev House

Project: Show Boat Rev House, published by Kristalia. Location:    Category : Boathouse Connect with Kristalia for more information More

Project • By KristaliaBoathouses

Bohemia Rhapsody Boat

Project: Bohemia Rhapsody Boat, Prague boats (CZ), published by Kristalia. Location:  Prague boats (CZ) Category : Boathouse Connect with Kristalia for more information More

Project • By KristaliaBars

Dorney Lake Boathouse

Project __Dorney Lake Boathouse,  published by Kristalia. Location:  UK Category: bars and cafes Connect with Kristalia for more information More

Project • By SDI DesignOffices

Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, hemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 41,700 people in 77 countries and markets its products in more than 165 countries. Novo Nordisk celebrates 35 years in Canada in 2019. We have a flexible, family-friendly work culture that prioritizes innovation, agility and simplicity. There are over 300 employees in Canada with a head office based in Mississauga, Ontario. The former premises were situated on two floors, split by multi-floor gap wh... More

Project • By Miró Rivera ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Residence 1446 (Willow Beach Austin)

Situated in a low-lying field adjacent to both a lake and a quiet lagoon, Residence 1446 was the final element of a ten-year master plan that includes a guest house, pedestrian bridge, pool, and boathouse. Arranged around a central courtyard and characterized by its distinctive, copper-clad roof profiles, this onelevel home is defined by a horizontality that responds quietly and sensitively to its serene wetland surroundings. The design aims to respect and enhance the home’s unique site, while maintaining a balance between opening up to the landscape and maintaining the owners’ privacy. The dramatically-angled rooftops orient the spaces within to the natural landscape, while long, horizontal apertures provide sweeping panoramas... More

Project • By Christopher Simmonds ArchitectPrivate Houses

Muskoka Boathouse

This project for the renovation of an existing boathouse and new 600 sq.ft. second storey guest suite is located in the Muskoka Lakes region of Ontario. Situated at the end of a narrow bay, the design of the new boathouse mediates between extended views out to the wide vista of the distant lake and the immediacy of the enclosed forested shoreline of the bay. The design provides a lens for these varied views as well as a sheltering foil to the open lake breezes and water traffic. The project called for the renovation of an existing two slip boathouse and the addition of a second storey guest suite and roof terrace.    A new exterior staircase positioned on the lower deck was introduced as a welcoming gesture in connecting the low... More