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  7. Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean

Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean

  • 00:00 - 3 August, 2010
Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean
Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean, Courtesy of  goodweather design & the school of fish foundation
Courtesy of goodweather design & the school of fish foundation

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Project Team

    Michael Lis, Matt Kirk-Buss, Larraine Henning
  • Client

    School of Fish Foundation
  • Area

    24.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Text description provided by the architects. This temporary floating dining room was designed for a summer fundraiser by The School of Fish Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainable seafood. The semi-enclosed space floats on over 1700 recycled plastic bottles. The project intends to bring attention to the abundance of plastic litter floating in the oceans, but also suggests a possible use for such waste. Due to budget and time constraints the design of the structure remains a conventional post and beam assembly allowing the framing to serve as finish.

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Courtesy of goodweather design & the school of fish foundation

The structure is built from donated lumber and local cedar products, all of which are renewable and will be recycled once the fundraiser is over. The floor is inset with a 4'x8' plexiglass panel to reveal the plastic bottles directly below the dining table. The dining room was built in the Granville Island boatyard before it was lifted, lowered into the water, towed across False Creek and finally craned into its final position. The structure was built in ten days and will host 12 guests per night for 60 nights.

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Courtesy of goodweather design & the school of fish foundation

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Floating Dining Room / Goodweather Design & Loki Ocean" 03 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/71382/floating-dinning-room-goodweather-design-loki-ocean/> ISSN 0719-8884
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