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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