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Required Reading: Piet Boon 3

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Required Reading: Piet Boon 3

Sarah Lonsdale September 21, 2012

Multi-disciplinary Dutch architect and designer Piet Boon began his career as a craftsman, and his understanding and appreciation of materials is evident throughout his work.

His latest book, . Piet Boon 3, is a look at his recent projects from around the globe, from South Africa to the Caribbean to Korea. And while his work may be global, his commitment to functionality and craftsmanship is clear throughout. Our favorite project in the book is in his native Netherlands, a houseboat that is at once grand and simple in design. Piet Boon 3 is available for $91 from Amazon.

Photography by Richard Powers.

Above: A simple box-shaped houseboat with vertical section of black-painted cedar.

Above: The living area features white plastered walls and white-washed floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows connect the space with the outdoors.

Above: The palette throughout is cool and simple; shades of gray, white, and black predominate.

Above: Working with strict height restrictions, Boon created a two-story houseboat with sleeping quarters below the living level. The art on the wall is by Claudy Jongstra.

Above: Shuttered patio doors open up onto views of the water, creating an indoor outdoor living space.

Above: An outdoor patio serves as an extension of the house in warmer months. The simple boat at the dock is in keeping with the natural surroundings.

Above: Piet Boon 3 is available in Europe for €75 from Mendo in the Netherlands and for for $91 from Amazon.

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