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A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

  • 01:00 - 19 February, 2015
A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited, © Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

© Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret © Arnaud Marthouret +16

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    Kevin Weiss - Principal, Steve James (Larkin Architect Limited) / Kevin Weiss - Principal, Sophie Tremblay, Tings Chak (Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited)
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    David Bowick, Matt Bowick (Blackwell Engineering)
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© Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

From the architect. Located on one of the many islands dotting The Archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario, this private boathouse and docking facility designed by Kevin Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited exemplifies a quiet and precise modernism. Through careful form-making and the use of rustic materials, the project responds gently both to the natural and cultural context of the area, where historically built-form yields to the power of the landscape with its exposed and glacially carved granite and wind swept jack pines.

© Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

Sitting on a structure of robust timber and rock cribs, the large cedar dock, and its amenities, is the primary location of the family’s daytime leisure activities - both active and reposed.  The building elements consists of the cedar dock, floating docks and bridges, a storage building for kayaks, canoes and windsurfing equipment, a food servery, linear shade canopies, and a covered seating pavilion.

© Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret

The storage building is clad with black stained resawn cedar, while the steel pavilion structure is covered with cedar and terne coated copper. The two are connected with a light, steel, and canvas linear shade canopy structure. On approach, due to its thinness, lightness and horizontality, the finely crafted ensemble almost disappears as it recedes into the landscape. In the evening, gentle up-lighting of the pavilion provides a warm beacon for late arriving guests.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

As the dock extends out far into a small bay, it sits under the cover of the pavilion and blends into the surrounding panorama of smooth granite, still water, and commanding jack pines. The landscape remains the dominant experience.

© Arnaud Marthouret
© Arnaud Marthouret
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape / Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited" 19 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/599819/a-modern-boathouse-in-a-canadian-landscape-weiss-architecture-and-urbanism-limited/>
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4rgo · February 26, 2015

Really nice project in a really nice enviroment. Photos are beautiful and show the project more than correctly

Revelateur Studio · February 21, 2015

It is to be noted that the photographer, Arnaud Marthouret, is the founder of révélateur studio, an architectural photography studio based in Toronto and Paris. www.revelateur-studio.com

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