The Light House
With an entirely open plan as well as coordinated internal and exterior voids, the Light House is designed specifically around the influx of natural light. Closed private facades face two adjacent streets, while the South-facing rear elevation opens with great proposity to the sun. A three storey void adjoining the stair well serves to allow large amounts of light to flood all three levels of the home, and a large exterior lightwell ensures full height basement glazing and ample lighting for a typically dark and under utilized space.
The exterior of the home is textured with finely detailed metal cladding and textured masonry.
- Date : 2016
- Size : 2000 - 3000 sqft
- Status : Ongoing
- Location : Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Masonry + Light
A large curved brick wall and expansive openings define the rear of the new home. A vertical light well and an open plan let natural light flood through the south-facing elevation across all levels.
A large entry space pushes back from the front facade, creating a 'mouth' that envelopes the home's ihabitants and visitors. A reductive language on the fron tof the house is amplified by the inclusion of textured brick and crisp black steel details.
The simplicity of the front facade is applied to the side facade, which also faces a busy street. Large fields of full masonry provide a density of construction, equating to privacy from the busy streets. In the more private rear garden, the house artiuculates itself to a more open and extended position, allowing for natural lighting and a hybridity of indoor and outdoor spaces.