Spotted on Designboom, a summer boathouse in Norway that is at once rustic and futuristic (indeed, it looks like it was rendered by a particularly ingenious video-game designer for a Myst-like fantasy world). No fantasy this: the boathouse is the work of a Norwegian architecture firm called Tyin Tegnestue, located in the township of Aure on the Norwegian coast. The architects dismantled an existing 1800s boathouse and created a new building that retains the simple form of the original with a wall of gull-wing-style panels that open the space up to the breeze. We like this direction that architecture is taking: classic forms, reclaimed materials, and modern functionality.
Photography by Pasi Aalto.
Above: The building is striped with light, thanks to floor-to-roof-peak windows.