Spotted on Designboom, a summer boathouse in Norway that is at once rustic and futuristic (indeed, it looks like it was rendered by a particularly ingenious video-game designer for a Myst-like fantasy world).
No fantasy this: the boathouse is the work of Norwegian architecture firm Tyin Tegnestue, located in the township of Aure on the Norwegian coast. The architects dismantled an existing 1800s boathouse and created a new building that retains the simple form of the original with a wall of gull-wing-style panels to open the space to the breeze. We like this direction that architecture is taking: classic forms, reclaimed materials, and modern functionality.
Photography by Pasi Aalto.
Above: The side facing the deck is composed of individual panels, lined with cotton canvas, which swing up to form an awning. (N.B.: For more, see "5 Favorites: Summer Boathouse Roundup.")
Above: Above: Salvaged paneling lines the interior of the new, steel-framed structure; the windows were reclaimed from an old farmhouse.
Above: Above: A hanging fire pit provides extra warmth on chilly days.
Above: The building sits lightly on the original bedrock.
Above: Steel fittings anchor the paneled windows.
Above: Norwegian pine cladding will weather to a gray patina. For the world's best lakeside cabins, see "On Blue Mountain Lake: The Hedges."
(N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published on Nov. 11, 2011.)
For inspiration, see images of 11 more Boathouses in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.