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Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall
Posted By Ana Lisa On May 10, 2013 @ 12:51 pm In Architecture,Environment,Water Issues | No Comments
The Shore Vista Boat Dock is a unique boathouse designed by Bercy Chen Studio on the edge of Texas’ Lake Austin. The two-story structure has an elliptical footprint, with large windows that provide stunning 360-degree views of the lake below. But the feature that caught our attention is the manmade waterfall that cascades down from the second-floor balcony.
Bercy Chen Studio ’s one-of-a-kind shelter consists of two elliptical floors that are joined by a swirling staircase. The lower level has a wooden deck mainly used for lounging next to the water and sheltering a small yacht under its roof. The dock’s most remarkable feature is a decorative waterfall that emanates from the upper level balcony.
Glazed all around it, the top floor has amazing views into the lake and surrounding Canyonland Nature Preserve.  A curved glass balustrade surrounds the first floor deck, where light plays with the water and glass creating unique patterns. Although it probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the Shore Vista Boat Dock is a unique piece of architecture located on a beautiful, natural setting.
Photos by Bercy Chen Studio 
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URLs in this post:
 Bercy Chen Studio: http://inhabitat.com/bercy-chen-studios-earth-bermed-edgeland-house-transforms-a-former-brownfield-site-in-texas/
 Canyonland Nature Preserve.: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/bccp/public_access.asp
 + Bercy Chen Studio: http://bcarc.com/
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