Modern wooden boathouse designed by Altius Architecture located at the Lake Joseph, in Forestburgh, New York. The design of this boathouse, on the shore of Lake Joseph, is driven by stringent guidelines prescribed in the zoning by-laws. The project carves into the pitched roof tradition of the area and extends views out towards the lake, taking a modern twist on the established building typology. This outdoor space, carved out of the roof, is an extension of the interior living area, where the dwelling is perceived to be larger than zoning by-law will allow. The elevations are considered as a wrapping of material integrating openings and cut outs of contrasting material adding to the dialogue between building elements.