Boat House By WE Architecture
The wooden cabin is another neat example of “the pursuit of countryside quietness” that became a movement among the partakers of modern times in hectic and crowded urban areas.
Boat House by Copenhagen-based architecture studio WE Architecture, built for a private client, is a serene nest in the nature and a smart storage solution. Situated 20 meters from the water edge, the simple house with clean forms merges discreetly into the picturesque scenery of Danish island Zealand. The essential quest for the architects was client’s desire for multifunctional house. Shelving and storage for boats, bikes, kayaks, fishing gear and tools is built into east-facing wall, and the living area with exposed beams turns the house into a minimalist dwelling allowing pleasures of simple life. To emphasize the natural setting, architects decided that cedar wood, as a construction material would compromise both esthetic and function. Cedar gives a silver-grey patina to façade transforming the house into neutral object of the landscape while its natural resistance to moisture is promising longevity. The concrete floor, a subtle contrast to warmth of the wood, is visually extending Boat House to the nearby sandy coastline. WE Architecture’s young team “strives to push innovative architecture forward to improve the condition of the world”. The crucial word in philosophy and practice of We Architecture is “we”, meaning that innovativeness continuously derives from collaboration and communication.