Situated on Lake Rosemound, this Southern Louisiana boathouse is a regional response to outdoor living. In many ways this structure can be interpreted as a detached porch. Equipped with two boat slips, a fish cleaning station, kitchen with gas grill, living & dining areas, outdoor shower, & ample storage, it allows family & guests to spend most of the day lakeside.
The green roof insulates the covered areas from the summer sun while providing an attractive, non-reflective, natural surface which enhances the view from the main house that sits on a bluff above the boathouse. The louvered walls provide privacy while capturing breezes. The shoo-fly fan system attached to the ceiling assists air movement without creating additional noise. The large framed openings highlight selected views & allow for a seamless connection between the boathouse & the surrounding context. The structure of the boathouse is a galvanized tube steel box truss that allows it to hover off the ground & cantilever over the water. The remaining materials are durable & low maintenance. As the boathouse stretches out over the water the outer skin transitions to a translucent material, which glows at night as a beacon for returning boats.