Dreamy summer retreat built of salvaged materials sends eclectic vibes in Austin

May 3, 2017 by  
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Austin-based Andersson-Wise Architects designed a unique boathouse that blends into its surroundings and, according to the firm, “appears softly in a state of natural decomposition.” Set on the shore of Lake Austin, the Bunny Run Boat Dock is a breezy two-story building constructed from different species of wood for textured effect. Reclaimed materials hailing from different regions of the world punctuate the interior and give the boathouse an electric and worldly vibe. The 2,563-square-foot Bunny Run Boat Dock features two boat slips on the ground level and an outdoor bar and living area on the upper level. The steel frame superstructure is clad in vertically oriented cedar planks irregularly spaced to allow for views and natural light. The sense of openness and connection with the outdoors is a theme throughout the design, with only a few moveable screens dividing the living spaces from the landscape. The railing that wraps around the terrace, for instance, can be removed so the space can be used as a diving platform. Related: Gorgeous Flathead Lake Cabin is a Minimalist Home for the True Adventurer Different timber species were used in the construction, from the cedar patchwork cladding and interior cedar boards to the Douglas fir ceiling and sinker cypress flooring. The summer retreat’s fun and eclectic atmosphere comes from the selection of reclaimed materials that add texture and color. “The architectural palette is complemented by several reclaimed items: antique doors from India, a timeworn butcher block from England and a steel structure that weathers naturally,” the architects said to Dezeen . “The experience is intended to be an inviting homage to the beautiful climate and setting – a place to become connected to and surrounded by nature.” + Andersson-Wise Architects Via Dezeen Images via Andersson-Wise Architects , by Andrew Pogue

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1950s Boathouse Turned Into Cozy Marine Cottage

September 11, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of 1950s Boathouse Turned Into Cozy Marine Cottage Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , boathouse , Bosworth Hoedemaker , green materials , green renovation , Hood Canal Boathouse , local wood , sliding doors        

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FDNY’s New Marine 1 Boathouse Will be a Green Wonder on the Hudson

July 13, 2010 by  
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Photo courtesy of CR Studio The Fire Department of New York City , in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust, has commissioned CR Studio Architects to create a new Marine 1 boathouse on the Hudson River in Manhattan. Construction on the new building is well underway in the West Village on Pier 53, and once built it will be a shining green statement for the city.

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Brilliant Potus Pot Recycled Bulb Vase For Sale on Ebay!

July 13, 2010 by  
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Out with the incandescent and in with the energy-efficient! With incandescent bulbs getting banned and generally kicked to the curb all around the globe , it raises the issue of what to do with all of those old glass bulbs.

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