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Be the Captain Your Own Floating Spaceship
I recently was invited to visit a architect friend/client brilliant custom houseboat on the Columbia River.
I was familiar with several of his contemporary homes he has constructed over the years , but was astonished at his new project.
Arriving at the a gate that felt like the end of the world and seemed to go behind the Janzen Beach shopping center leading to a bluff overlooking the slough and a massive platform of approximately 50 houseboats of all shapes and sizes.
Being familiar with form and shape having spent twenty years in a previous career in craft and design this riverfront experience took me back entirely to days working with internationally acclaimed designers and extreme creativity.
Roy has been crafting his spaceship waterfront sculpture abode for 8 years.
The Haiku symmetry of his circles on a rectangular platform was more like a floating living piece of geometric artwork Museum .
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Roy has had a long romance with the simplicity of steel. The raw functionality of nuts and bolts transforming a geometric symmetry into an almost a living within a robotic futuristic intelligent dwelling.
Images of waves and silver pass through exquisite looking glass windows of semi-circles, architectural triangles framed by a horizon of soft green shorelines.
Cold smooth ice burnished Industrial sheet metal, textured quilted wall board and metal grating reflect cool shimmering watery shadows perfectly harmonizing the extremes of masculine and feminine .
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Four humongous geometric light filled living spaces flow into each other. The bridge is a huge floating country kitchen area with massive food preparation counters and impressive builtin controls to engage the ship. The ten forward great room living area has a great circular fireplace with an eye on an expansive companion waterfront deck. The upper deck sports a master suite has a builtin circular bed with hidden triangular corner builtins. Overhead are outdoor grates and ladders to scale the balcony and imagined sails towering above.
The suite includes an accompanying cavernous multipurpose creative space.
Looking forward to the completion of the floating Masterpiece and a fitting name.
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