by Mark in Architecture
We have written before about the luxurious lifestyle of living on a motorized boat and here we are again writing about a literally superb floating house anchored in the near vicinity of the port city Seattle.
After having lived for 10 years on the sea, the owner of this ingenious house wanted a modern home with an quite industrial look that would give her the pleasure of living as close to the water as possible.
The building created by the architect Ryan Mankoski, the designer Kim Mankoski and builded by Dyna Contracting, has two sides of glass panels, which allows you to enjoy spectacular views from each room of the house, be it towards the water, the city or the faraway mountains.
On the exterior the combination of steel and glass gives an industrial vibe, while the cedar wood accents remind of the fact that this is in fact a boat.
The same cedar wood is used for warming the interior finish, which also has that same industrial look.
Since the concrete floor would have been unacceptable, due to its heavy load, the remaining option was linoleum concrete appearance.
The inner compartmentalization revolves around the kitchen, bathroom and storage spaces, separating the lounge area from the master bedroom.
A strict colour map was used for the entire house in order to highlight the beauty and the contrast between textures.
The glossy red of the kitchen furniture lights up the room while the stainless steel plate that covers the wall amplifies the industrial concept of the house.
Almost an entire wall from the living room is occupied with built-in furniture having both a space for storage and a place for display. The cedar panelling covers the walls and ceiling.
The unifying concept is evident also in the bedroom where we find the same panels, and the concrete imitating floor.
The industrial style is also present in the bathroom, from the built-in washbasin to the lighting and even the texture and colour of the ceramic tiles. The furniture made of bamboo, also present in the living room, is mainly the one element suggesting the subtle and warm atmosphere of a home.
The roof top terrace, having the same austere lines of the industrial style, was made so that it opens an incredible and perfect panorama of the surroundings.Architect: Ryan Mankoski Designer: Kim Mankoski Builder: Dyna Contracting