This competition proposal for a new yacht club on Ullswater lake in the British Lake district imagined a building of two parts. One part, containing all the wet functions of the brief was anchored to the ground and extended out toward the lake as a jetty against which sailors could come along-side. The second part, containing all the dry functions was conceived as a floating building, designed to resist the changing water levels of the lake. This dynamic quality of the building was achieved by prefabricating the floating part as a series of interlinked modules each with their own buoyant foundations, tethered one against the other as boats against a pier.
A-ZERO A0 ARCHITECTS LONDON CENTRAL SOUTHWARK NORTHWOOD BRAGHENHAM LEIGHTON BUZZARD ELEPHANT & CASTLE CAMBERWELL KENNINGTON PECKHAM AWARD WINNING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN DOMESTIC RESIDENTIAL DESIGN ECO