Boathouse on the Muskoka Lakes, Ontario

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Boathouse on the Muskoka Lakes, Ontario

Weekend and Leisure Building Project in ON, Canada – design by Akb Architects

7 Oct 2019

Muskoka Lakes Boathouse

Design: Akb Architects

Location: Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada

Muskoka Lakes Boathouse

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Inspired by the simple and prevalent image of wood docks found along the edges of the Canadian Muskoka lakes, the boathouse was conceived as a series of planar elements that slide past one another.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

The slippage of planes echoing the movement of water as it shifts course.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Comprised of 2 bedrooms, a shared bathroom and lounge area with kitchenette on the upper level, the lower level provides functional storage space including three boat slips, and custom cabinetry for recreational equipment with an expansive dock.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

This 2,300 square foot lakefront structure serves as a guest suite beside an adjacent cottage, with panoramic views of the open water, islands and distant shoreline beyond.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

An elongated cantilevered trellis supported by a permeable wood screen provides an area of reprieve from the expansive, south-western exposure on the dock.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Locally supplied cedar wood siding was charred in a Japanese process known as Shou Sugi Ban to preserve the wood from natural weathering, providing a low maintenance exterior finish.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

A sequence of horizontal and vertical boards differentiates each planar element while a combination of Baltic Birch and Douglas Fir plywood wrap the interior walls and ceiling. A concrete floor on the upper level defines the interior living space in contrast to the cedar wood decking that presents an otherwise continuous field throughout.

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Boathouse on the Muskoka Lakes – Building Information

Architects: Akb Architects

Project size: 2300 ft2
Completion date: 2017
Building levels: 2

Boathouse Muskoka Lakes Ontario

Photography: Shai Gil

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Location: Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada




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