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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Camp at Cabot Beach in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Studio North

January 12th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio North

Camp at Cabot Beach is designed to address the needs of children between the ages of 8-17 who are living in families that have been affected by chronic illness or disability. The camp was established 5 years ago and runs for 3 weeks every August. In 2009 they needed new facilities.

Frontview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

  • Architects: Studio North
  • Project: Camp at Cabot Beach
  • Location: Malpeque, Prince Edward Island
  • Photography: Matthew Kennedy
  • Collaborators: Clayton Blackman, Andrew Choptiany, Sam Lock
  • Area: 3,900sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Designed the camp by hand, drawings and modeling using rhino; also used illustrator for diagrams and lineweights.

Frontview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

In collaboration with 3 other colleagues, we lived on site to design and build the camp in a short 4 months. The facilities include a staff washroom, a camper washroom, outdoor showers, a kitchen, and a dining hall that accommodates 80 children and 20 staff.

Dining hall : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

The concept was to create a linear layout that acts as a boundary that together with the forest edge defines the realm of the camp. Once you pass across this ‘line’ you are embraced by the camp ‘bubble.’ This is the children’s escape.

Backview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

The simple form of the design focuses on natural day lighting and passive ventilation. The heavier southern wall is insulated to block out the hot summer sun and the noise of the busy rural community.

Dining hall interior : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Viewed from the road and fisherman’s village, the public side of the building incorporates a simple facade using traditional materials, melding the camp into the landscape with other agricultural buildings.

Endview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

The north side is designed to be open, the dining hall having lighter transparent walls that skew the boundaries between indoor and outdoor spaces. This way a harmony is maintained between the activities taking place both in and out of the hall.

Entrance : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Bathroom : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Roofview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

Plan : Image Courtesy Studio North

Site Plan : Image Courtesy Studio North

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