Marine interior design, systems and exterior

'DIY Luxury Nomadism (Short Film 2014)'
<< I wanted to take on a marine interior design project and I found Liz. One’s got to start from somewhere! >>

LIZ is a repurposed 36ft canal workboat dating back to 1908, currently moored in London.
Starting from an empty shell, the brief was to enhance the historic fabric of the vessel and to design interiors and liveaboard solutions that would give it a functional contemporary feel. Material and energy efficient solutions were a must.
A single handed resale project to work with a strict budget and time frame.

© Copyright Marco Monterzino 2013

Space plan
Open plan interiors designed to enhance perception of space, with an eye on functionality.

Complete with a mini bath and washing machine, it is designed to provide a functional enclosed private space.
When the engine is running, hot air is channeled into the space turning it into a drying room.

Cross frame structures to convey visual lightness, focusing on functionality and storage.
Genuine historic features are integrated functionally in the newly designed space.

Liveaboard soultions
Traditional heating system improved with back boiler, flue radiator and modern insulation for a comfortable all year round liveaboard.
Salvaged timber, high efficiency lighting and appliances were used throughout the boat.

© Copyright Marco Monterzino 2013