“An image of svelte timbers and taut sails” Pine Island, N.Y.
by Steve Taylor
The Pine Island boat canopy was designed to provide a covered mooring for two boats along side a dock that lies parallel to the shoreline of the island. The one-acre island lies just inside US water along the Canadian Middle Channel of the St. Lawrence River. The design was conceived in 1992 but was not developed and executed until 1997.
This project was designed by us and engineered by FTL, a company specializing in fabric structures. We did the laminating and erected the structure. Fabric Structures, Inc., of Westwood, New Jersey designed and patterned the fabric for both this project and the Hub Island project.
The tapered laminated rafters and columns are of mahogany. Gougeon Bros. provided the epoxy and was very helpful in sharing their knowledge and expertise on how to achieve the desire tapers and shapes. The fabric for both projects is PVC coated polyester, manufactured by Serge Ferrari in Italy.
Note: This project won an Award of Excellence at the International Achievement Awards competition at the Industrial Fabrics Association international’s (IFAI) Expo 1998 in the Single Family Residential Awnings and Canopies category.
Wood Design & Building Autumn 2000 No 13 Epoxyworks Fall 1998 No 12 Fabric Architecture March/April 1999 Fabric Architecture July/August 1999 Fabric Architecture September/October 2001
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE- Pine Island Boat House
Project: A boat house covering that blends organic wood frames with high-performance architecturla tensile structures. Designer: Elizabeth Murrell Architect: Steve Taylor Fabrication: The Fabric Shop (cover) and Steve Taylor-Builder, Inc. (frame) Project Manager: V William Murrell Fabric: Flourotop 1002 from Ferrari Owner: Steve and Nellie Taylor Date: 1999
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