THE CONTEMPORARY COTTAGE,
LIKE THIS GEORGIAN BAY GEM, IS
REDEFINING WATERFRONT STYLE.
Produced by Erin Feasby Text by Jennifer David Photography by Tom Arban
SITE SPECIFIC LET NATURE DRIVE THE BUILDING PLAN
CONCEPT: BLEND IN
Use earthy colours to create a structure
that disappears into its surroundings.
Where: Haliburton, Ont.
Design note: This off-the-grid cabin
is anchored to the bedrock using concrete
piers in a site-sensitive scheme that adapts
to the sloping landscape. Bark-brown
aluminum cladding and bronze-coloured
reflective glass help camouflage the cabin.
CONCEPT: LAY LOW
Nestle a building into the rocks to
create protection from the elements
on an exposed site.
Where: Georgian Bay, Ont.
Architect: Adam Thom and Katja
Thom, AGATHOM Co.
Design note: An L-shaped layout offers
a calm retreat from aggressive winds on
this exposed site. The slanted roof also
protects the building from the wind.
Photography by Paul Orenstein