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Grotto in Georgian Bay, Canada by PARTISANS

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: PARTISANS

The blue waters of Lake Huron—located north of Toronto—complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When PARTISANS team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context. Located within the Georgian Bay, the site is a prehistoric large-scale rock formation. Contemplated research was conducted, and through the process a Grotto was set as an inspiration that would inform the design. Grottos, historically, have been known as natural or artificial caves that are embedded deep behind the curvature of streams, and thus discovered by those who would take the time to explore.

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

  • Architects: PARTISANS
  • Project: Grotto
  • Location: Georgian Bay, Canada
  • Partisans Team: Alexander Josephson, Pooya Baktash, Jonathan Friedman, Shamir Panchal, Ivan Vasyliv, Betty Vuong, Nathan Bishop
  • Client: withheld
  • Contractor: Jordan Construction, Chantler Barging
  • Wood Installation: MCM Inc
  • Engineering: MOSES Inc
  • Glass Systems: AGNORA
  • Sauna Systems: Energy Misers
  • Lighting Consulting: G2J Design Inc

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Carling Residence in Ontario, Canada by TACT Architecture

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: TACT Architecture

Located in Canada’s beautiful Muskoka region, the Carling Residence was built for a young couple looking to leave the city behind. The 3600 square foot home is set into a rustic forest on the shores of the Georgian Bay. The clients’ aspiration for their new permanent residence was to create a comfortable, modern and sustainable home that would respect, and become part of, the terrain of their 26-acre lot.

Image Courtesy Terence Tourangeau

  • Architects: TACT Architecture
  • Project: Carling Residence
  • Location: Northern Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Ontario
  • Architects / Designers: Tact Architecture Inc.
  • Project manager: Michael Krus
  • Design team: Michael Krus / Prish Jain / Barry Hajder
  • Engineers: Jain and Associates / Soscia Engineering Limited
  • Contractor: Pegah Construction Ltd.
  • Lighting design: TACT Design
  • Surface: 3600 square feet
  • Project end date: December 2010
  • Photographer: Terence Tourangeau

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