Design Awards 2014
The Noust Boathouse (Phase 2)
Category: Small Works
Winner: Wood for Good Award
The Noust Boathouse was delivered as part of a live-build summer school, teaching practical skills and site experience. The final phase was delivered by a team of architecture students from every school in Scotland and practitioners from as far as New York.
Designed to be robust, spacious and lightweight, the Boathouse utilises a ply box portal frame structure, where the curved forms were imagined as an upturned boat. This precise structural solution was prefabricated to accelerate construction time and improve accuracy.
Larch cladding was charred to create a dramatic black colour. This initially creates a stark contrast between the phases of the project but should ultimately accelerate the weathering-process, meaning both phases go silver together. Profiled sheeting on the roof unites both phases. Wall and roof cladding were installed with on-site assistance from Russwood and Marley Eternit.