Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase
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.

Fallsview House in Ontario, Canada by Setless Architecture

 
April 19th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Setless Architecture 

Sited above the intersection of Tew’s Falls and Webster’s falls on the Bruce Trail, this house makes a strong connection to a singular landscape. The Bruce Trail follows the edge of the Niagara escarpment – a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – from the Niagara River, almost 900 kilometers to Tobermory at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. On its way, the Trail passes through a mix of provincial land, municipal and provincial conservation authorities, and private land owners.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Our site contains a 250 foot stretch of privately owned path that connects the two heavily used city parks. The key vista into the bowl shaped Spencer Gorge occurs right in front of the main exterior courtyard. As such, the project that looks idyllic in a secluded setting gets activated on weekends by thousands of hikers and city dwellers that climb the 200 foot cliff to experience this expansive view.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

The build had to comply with the most restricted land use in Ontario. The process began with a derelict house within both the Municipal Hamilton Conservation Authority and the Provincial Niagara Escarpment Commission protected zones. Our experience working in tight urban settings helped us work inside the regulations, eventually carving out a small building site on this expansive 1.5 acre lot.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

The main public rooms in the house open to the front to take advantage of the view, and the rolling seasonal mist. The rear of the house is a landscape unto itself. The tall, slender, Carolinian Forest provides a high canopy for the bustling forest bed. The bedrooms and patios were designed to enjoy this concealed natural space. The house takes advantage of the leafy canopy to provide shade in the summer. In the winter, as the leaves fall, the high R-value glass lets the daylight flood in.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

The light filled spaces are at odds with the owners’ impressive art collection. Artifacts collected over long sojourns through the Zagros mountain range, India and Myanmar nestle next to modern Canadian art and bookend the exterior views.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Looking back at the house from the Bruce, the program of residence blurs with gallery and public building. We are proud to provide this urban elevation to this important thoroughfare.

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Image Courtesy © Setless Architecture

Related posts:

Tags: ,

Category: House

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy