Design Awards 2013
The Noust Boathouse
Category: Small Works
Tog Studio faced clear challenges in achieving their first permanent building; find a client, source funding and produce a design that could be constructed in one week by a team with no site experience.
With a budget secured from the Tiree Windfall Fund, Tog drew support from industry sponsors to procure materials for a community Boathouse.
Architecture and engineering students from across Scotland were recruited to construct the building.
Designed to be robust, spacious and lightweight, the Boathouse utilises a ply box portal frame comprised of Scottish C16 timber and CNC-routered plywood, cut by the MAKlab. This precise structural solution was partially prefabricated to accelerate construction time.
Influenced by the curvilinear forms of the boats, the structure’s tapered archways allow for future extension. The Russwood vertical timber cladding and curved ridge create an utilitarian aesthetic, referencing the vernacular buildings of the island.