Boathouse 01 / Michael Cooper Architects
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Recessed into the Pohutukawa-lined cliffs and showing to effortlessly float upon the water’s fringe of Auckland’s Herne Bay stands the Boat Home. Designed to supply shoppers with an area to retailer and launch their boats from the bottom of their property, the Boat Home affords a chic answer to entry and connection to the Waitemata Harbor.
Impressed by the normal gable home, the Boat Home is comprised of an asymmetrical kind suited to accommodate the shopper’s powerboat and Laser yacht absolutely rigged. The refined exterior materials palette of darkish corrugate cladding permits the constructing to respectfully combine into the cliff’s edge, whereas the purpleheart hardwood decking effortlessly descends into the water’s edge.
Translucent cladding traces the entrance and rear of the constructing, emulating the sails of a yacht when the doorways are open and, subsequently, a ship’s lantern when closed at evening. The inside structure of the boathouse is refined to elegantly combine performance and wonder inside a maritime setting.
The inside is lined with Meranti ply and customized shelving, whereas laminated timber portal frames, paying homage to typical boat development, visually outline the bottom flooring boat storage from the mezzanine workspace.