Lake Joseph Boathouse By Altius Architecture

The design and style of this boathouse, on the shore of Lake Joseph, is driven by stringent suggestions prescribed in the zoning by-laws. The task carves into the pitched roof tradition of the area and extends views out towards the lake, taking a contemporary twist on the established developing typology. This starting up level sparked an iterative design process involving creating orientation, openings, sunlight and materiality, to negotiate a number of aspects in the design of a straightforward dwelling with dynamic spatial qualities. In a site-certain method, views are directed towards wanted places along the lake whilst incorporating headroom for the programmatic functions beneath the pitched roof. Components of addition in the rectangular dormers let the boathouse to inhabit the highest building area, although balanced with an element of subtraction in the 2nd floor deck. This outside space, carved out of the roof, is an extension of the interior living area, exactly where the dwelling is perceived to be bigger than zoning by-law will allow. The elevations are regarded as a wrapping of materials integrating openings and minimize outs of contrasting material adding to the dialogue between creating aspects.