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CLEAR LAKE VILLA

LOCATION:

Clear Lake, ON, Canada

CLIENT:

Withheld

SIZE:

210sm

YEAR:

2012

PUBLICATIONS
Dezeen (London)
Arch Daily (New York)
Globe And Mail (Toronto)

DESCRIPTION
The Clear Lake Cottage proposes a simple tent-like envelope to house both program of the summer home and the sheltered outdoor spaces under a single vernacular form.

A singular roof presents a child-like impression of house; rectilinear and ordered in symmetry while playfully skewed in volume. Nestled within a forest, the building is sculpted and stepped to take advantage of the land; modeling the natural grade. Open and closed faces respond to shoreline views or quiet wooded depths.

Like a tent the porosity of the building’s envelope strengthens the experience of ‘cottage’. All the while achieving privileged views to the lake while separating family members for sometimes much need privacy.

TEAM
MJM Architects
Ted Watson
Olga Pushkar