Vancouver firm Michael Green Architecture has built a boathouse for storing racing shells and sails and monitoring maritime activity, with translucent walls and garage doors.
The Dock Building was built for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on a modest budget by the local architecture studio.
The private recreational facility is formed of two connected masses, joined to create an irregular rectangular shape and with roofs that slope in opposite directions.
Industrial materials were used for the construction and related to those commonly found in nautical design. A majority of the facility is wrapped in white standing-seam panels, creating a uniform aesthetic.
On one side is a translucent polycarbonate wall, which brings sunlight in during the daytime and glows at night.
On the other, garage doors open up to the waterfront, allowing boats to be brought in and out of the water more easily.
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