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  5. Chadbourne + Doss Architects
  6. 2008
  7. Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects

Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects

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

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Text description provided by the architects. 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.

Cite: "Lobster Boat Residence / Chadbourne + Doss Architects" 12 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/28429/lobster-boat-residence-chadbourne-doss-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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