• Terry Trueblood Boathouse, Iowa City, Iowa, by ASK Studio.

    Credit: Cameron Campbell/Integrated Studio

    Terry Trueblood Boathouse, Iowa City, Iowa, by ASK Studio.

The project is a public park structure containing rental boat storage, restrooms, and concessions. Situated on the edge of a placid lake, the structure functions as the park’s marina, albeit a boat ramp. The language of the structure is intended to be familiar. The materials of stone and wood are common and easily interpreted as congruent with the natural setting. The shed roof form speaks simply of shelter in nature, but a more complex dialect reinforces the familiar and the vernacular. The expression of components, economy of the frame and articulation of edges are perceived, but not readily defined.


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