Location: Högsar, Nagu, Finland
Size: 35 m2
Status: Under construction
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren
“The Boathouse” project investigates the traditional archipelago boathouse typology and proposes a contemporary, subtle addition to the summerhouse setting on the island of Högsar, in Nagu. The new structure replaces an existing run-down boatshed, but stays within the existing footprint.
The new boathouse functions both as storage for small dinghies, tools and gear during the winter as well as a recreational pavilion for social events during the summer. As in the old shed, the west gable functions as the main service entrance for the boats. On the south facade, two large sliding doors in glass bring in natural light to the interior,
while also introducing an interesting, social connection with the outside. The Boathouse project explores the interplay between the long-established boathouse building typology and the contemporary social aspect of the life in the archipelago. By using traditional building techniques, materials and color palette, the building bridges the gap between the old and the new, the traditional and the contemporary.