Photography by Undine Prohl (right)/
Florian Holzherr (far right)
CONCEPT: RISE ABOVE
Perch a cottage on a hill to make
the most of a spectacular view.
Where: Cape Breton, N.S.
Design note: Large expanses of
glass frame the million-dollar view,
while sliding, corrugated-steel barn
doors protect against inevitable weather.
CONCEPT: FLOAT ON WATER
Leave the land untouched with a clever
Where: Lake Huron, Ont.
Designers: MOS, New Haven/Cambridge
Design note: A steel platform and
pontoon “foundation” — built off-site
and towed to the location — allows the
clean-lined, one-bedroom cottage to
rise and fall with the changing lake level.