Photo © Niels Lofterød
Photo © Niels Lofterød
Photo © Niels Lofterød
Photo © Niels Lofterød

Boat House Larkollen

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100K - 1M
1-5 Stories

A wooden boathouse accommodates two boats and a built-in sun terrace shelter sunbathers from the daily cooling sun breeze.

A pier construction made of wood and concrete serves as a solid base for the house: A platform of rubble and concrete was poured between a formwork of wood and the existing mole and finally covered with a wooden deck. This construction avoids any buoyancy problems and is solid enough to withstand the dismantling forces of the ice during winter. The pier was completed in 2009 and construction work of the house started in March 2010, half a year later, which gave us three months time to have the building completed before the short Norwegian summer started.

In search of a construction that could cope with the set schedule and local building traditions, we decided on a glued laminated wood construction with post and beam walling:A series of columns support a continuous beam, which is followed by several cross beams. The post and beam construction rests on top of this, spanning roof and walls to perform a spatially elevated circuit around the boats.

The laminated wood was cut by the manufacturer in the factory and provided special fittings that permitted fast assembly by the carpenter on site. Subsequently, the post and beams were erected and clad with pine weatherboards and finally the zinc roof was laid.

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