At Transom, we apply four key techniques that Eric learned while designing yachts to the design and construction of all of our projects –techniques that have become signature in our portfolio.
- Fluid spaces - the floor plan of a yacht is an interesting one, with spaces that seamlessly change levels to accomodate another space above or below. Views are framed by the architecture and rooms are less defined as they flow easily from inside to outside.
- Quality, durable materials - while the materials (teak, stainless steel) on a yacht may seem extravagant at first, there are chosen for their ability to last and take a beating from UV, weather, and use and are often sourced and installed by local craftsman. Kind of how buildings used to be built, eh?
- Integrated systems - on a yacht, there isn’t a lot of room for extras unless you ordered a mega-one ala Tiger Woods. There is a purpose and reason for everything and systems (HVAC, circulation, power, etc) have to be integrated in a sort of 3d puzzle.
- Light quality - ever notice how the light on a yacht is just as magical on deck as well as below? Lightboxes and coves allow natural light and indirect light to wash interior spaces in unique ways.
Our inspiration has always been Wally Yachts, pictured above.