Canada. A vacation house with a zigzagged roof

Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster realise a likefront house composed by two stacked volumes, which features skylights and fully glazed facades.

Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, Sky House, Stoney Lake, Ontario, Canada, 2017

Negotiating the steep topography of a lake-side site, this holiday house by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster consists of two volumes stacked on one another. The lower volume nestles into the landscape so that it is barely visible as one first approaches the house. The upper volume rests on the lower one and on a concrete pier to form both a bridge and a cantilever.

The upper volume contains living spaces and opens up towards the lake while the lower volume is more enclosed and houses bedrooms. The roof of the lower bar becomes a terrace allowing elevated views and a direct connection to the living spaces. The factory-inspired skylights are rotated to admit north light without heat gain while orienting the solar panels due south so the house can generate all of its own power. The combination of vertical skylights and a fully glazed south-facing facade result in a generously daylit interior.

Fig.10 Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, Sky House, Stoney Lake, Ontario, Canada, 2017
Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster, Sky House, Stoney Lake, Ontario, Canada, 2017
Progetto:
Sky House
Architetto:
Julia Jamrozik e Coryn Kempster
Luogo:
Stoney Lake, Canada
Strutture:
Jim Thomson
Paesaggio:
Gray Landscape Construction
Costruzione:
Timberline Custom Homes
Superficie:
290 sqm
Completamento:
2017

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