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.
- Sky House
- Julia Jamrozik e Coryn Kempster
- Stoney Lake, Canada
- Jim Thomson
- Gray Landscape Construction
- Timberline Custom Homes
- 290 sqm