Design Practice Location:
Tamsui District, an important area in terms of geography and history, is the setting for this private club. Adjacent to Tamsui River and the waterfront area known as Tamsui Old Street, The Boat House is a private club redesigned in the style of a boat house and based on a nautical theme. With great views to the sea, the terrace of the club house with its deck-style wood flooring, recliners and outdoor tub creates a relaxing atmosphere, as if one is aboard a sailing boat. When entering into the building, the rectangular entrance is lined with dark veneer walls, a white ceiling and curves that all make the entire space extremely inviting. A number of nautical elements reinforce the theme, including the lighting, the mast dangling from the ceiling and an anchor. These elements of design, based on ocean-faring themes, have helped create a fresh architectural style.