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Dyna - Portage Bay

Clean and simple define this 1200 square foot Portage Bay floating home. After living on the water for 10 years, the owner was familiar with the area’s history and concerned with environmental issues. With that in mind, she worked with Architect Ryan Mankoski of Ninebark Studios and Dyna to create a functional dwelling that honored its surroundings. The original 19th century log float was maintained as the foundation for the new home and some of the historic logs were salvaged and custom milled to create the distinctive interior wood paneling. The atrium space celebrates light and water with open and connected kitchen, living and dining areas. The bedroom, office and bathroom have a more intimate feel, like a waterside retreat. The rooftop and water-level decks extend and maximize the main living space. The materials for the home’s exterior include a mixture of structural steel and glass, and salvaged cedar blended with Cor ten steel panels. Locally milled reclaimed untreated cedar creates an environmentally sound rain and privacy screen.

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August 26, 2014
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This house was built on existing logs from the previous houseboat. Regarding a new houseboat, we are unsure of the the city's allowance nor time frame.
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The exterior has a tough industrial look as well, mixing structural steel, Cor-Ten steel panels and glass. Salvaged cedar accents hint at the warmth inside and remind us why this whole house floats in the first place — the cedar float below.

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metal framework
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industrial look
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love the crashing styles
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Cor-Ten steel pannels (outside finish)
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Lean to
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τεχνοτροπία ξύλου
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Love the structural artistic look
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Glass entrance
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Nice detailing
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if front door framed, then use weird angles
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window and door for atrium
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aluminum fascia
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Nice large bolts tying the wood down.
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Ocean house
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portage bay houseboat slick beam edge exterior
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matrial for roof
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Back wall / door
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flotaing home
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like the windows! how can we do this? Cost, etc.
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Industrial steel
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Exterior angle
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detailing for boxed out sections
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window frames
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My retirement home!
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looks industrial; mix of materials
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Floating home- great simple solutions
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Seattle floating house
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Walls of Glass
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Floating house
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extensive light in a small space
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the view!
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window and wood colours
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"Cor-ten" steel panels, glass, cedar...
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structural steel, core-ten steel panels and glass
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Just some great material/colour matches!
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view from the outside in J9
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i like the glass and the overhang of the steel roof
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Silver framed window doors in combination with wood, fresh, natural and modern feel
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One day
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Love the different angles and different materials . I love the glass !
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Floating house
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Puerta de aluminio
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The exterior has a tough industrial look as well, mixing structural steel, Cor-Ten steel panels and glass. Salvaged cedar accents hint at the warmth inside and remind us why this whole house floats in the first place — the cedar float below.
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framing detail at arch
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angles,materials, view
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Cool place!
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Big bolts on beams
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I like this gray steel or aluminum a lot
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Modern, luxurious tight living space in Seattle
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Metal ceiling.
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Front door
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Back of house
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frame, fascia, skin, cladding, glass
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