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Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects

  • 01:00 - 12 July, 2009
Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects
Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects

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From the architect. This house is part of a large waterfront property that has been incorporated into a condominium development that includes 4 detached residences and 2 houseboats. Residents share waterfront access, parking, utilities, and a shared vegetable garden. While sharing costs, amenities, and responsibilities; a stronger sense of community is established.

The Lobster Boat is a metaphor for a house that is economical, purposeful, and durable. Located on a dense urban shoreline site, this residence strives to celebrate its location while providing privacy to its family. A remodel built on an existing 24' x 28' floor and basement foundation infrastructure, the constraints of site and footprint result in an efficient vertical house that reaches the maximum allowable zoning envelope to provide a variety of interior and exterior spaces. Economy is embodied in every aspect of this project including the sharing of site resources; reuse of existing structure & utilities; efficient spatial organization; and the selection of materials and systems based on low monetary, environmental, and life-cycle costs.

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Shile Oguntade · December 23, 2011

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Spacer Nix · April 08, 2011

This is great architecture. Reasoned, thoughtful and deft. I appreciate the combination of regional design with universal values of light and volume. Nice job.

Gonçalo Soares · July 15, 2009

Rock Lobster! Lobster rocks!

thomas foral · July 13, 2009

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Malgorzata Boguslaw · July 13, 2009

Beautiful, lovely house outside, intelligent plan, too poor furniture.Grats for architects.

Lucas Gray · July 13, 2009

This looks like a comfortable house to live in. It is bright, open, and has spaces with a variety of scales. I like the exterior also, except I am not sure how the wood facade will weather in the Pacific North West.

????/yoichi yamamoto · July 13, 2009

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StructureHub Blog · July 13, 2009

Valid criticisms re: the little windows. But I must say that as a modest project, it should weather alright. I just wish the exterior profile favored one direction (or another), and seem less arbitrary. Orienting a home so that it favors a particular aspect is a natural thing to do for water-side homes, anyway.

Dustin · July 13, 2009

why do people tend to face seating furniture in the opposite direction of the pretty view?

ron brenner · July 13, 2009 03:15 AM

Or why such a small window in the direction of the pretty view?

Chad Predovich · July 13, 2009

Love the minimalist design of this "Lobster Boat" house in Seattle. http://bit.ly/Wssrv

Architecture Topic · July 12, 2009

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