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Two Hulls House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Two Hulls House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Nova Scotia, Canada - Photo by Clifford A. Pearson

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Between the Sea and the Sky: Evoking maritime images and experiences from the architects’ past, a house for a young family reaches out to the water.

By Clifford A. Pearson

Most architects say they start each project with a blank slate. Brian MacKay-Lyons, though, talks about creating a body of work over 27 years; he isn’t afraid of describing a new design as “consistent.” “You build on the shoulders of the project before, so you get a little better each time. I haven’t gotten tired of that,” says MacKay-Lyons, who practices with partner Talbot Sweetapple in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The architects stress “place, craft, and community” in shaping their buildings. In their part of the world that means “it’s always going to be a box,” states MacKay-Lyons, explaining that in a climate that shifts from freeze to thaw about 250 times a year, icicles will form on eaves and simple lines work best. “Then we cut openings in the box like Matta-Clark going at it with a chain saw.

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The Farm House by Cindy Rendely Architexture

Plan by Cindy Rendely Architexture

Photo © Tom Arban

A Toronto-based couple desired a retreat that would provide a contemporary take on country living. After finding a 100-acre property with rolling cornfields and a barn, they asked architect Cindy Rendely to help them create a comfortable and modern house that would be sensitive to its rural setting.

Design concept and solution: Taking cues from the original barn located at the edge of the property, Rendely designed a new, 3,135-square-foot, rectangular building interrupted along its length by a two-story volume that houses the master bedroom suite above and a second bedroom below. To ensure that the house was truly rural in character, the clients requested a gabled roof, which Rendely exaggerated in pitch and clad with aluminum to complement the neutral tones of the exterior wood. A one-story artist’s studio completes the bar-like volume on the other side of the two-story structure

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