The Floating Kayak Club in Vejle by Force4Architects
Loops of Leisure
Vejle is a town at the mouth of the Vejle fjord in Denmark, and jutting out into the fjord from the front of the harbour is this remarkable kayak club designed by Copenhagen-based Force4Architects.
The structure is built in wood on two floors, with the lower level dedicated to the storage of kayaks and the upper deck designed for visitors with facilities such as a viewing deck and a barbecue area. The two levels are connected by ramps and stairs which form a continuous loop around the central "courtyard", the launch area for the kayaks to take to the sea. The building has a strong sculptural presence yet looks open and inviting at the same time. Enough to entice even the most sceptical of landlubbers to take up kayaking!
Shop the Style
You may also like:
A stunning glass villa nestles at a corner of a lake in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Lechlade, glistening in the sun like a jewel box. Created by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the house is designed to optimise the views of the lake.
Architect Richard Hawkes is a veteran of para 55 developments, the only architect with an unparalleled 100% planning approval rate for such projects. His latest venture, the Ewen Tree House in the picturesque Cotswolds, is a great example of his creative approach.