Residential House in New Brunswick

Canada, 2015

client: privat

BFA: 220 m2

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There was once a house on the large property above Otnabog Lake in Queenstown, eastern Canada, amidst forests, meadows, and lakes. A wooden barn with metal cladding still bears witness to the lost, agricultural use. Now this beautiful place in the midst of Canadian nature is getting its house back. Therefore, the new house should look as if it had always stood here. A wooden house, of course, and naturally with a covered porch, as found on the east coast of North America from New England to New Brunswick.

At its core, the typical house consists of a two-storey building with a pitched roof. Built as a timber frame construction, it stands on a wooden platform on strip foundations, so that the meltwater can flow off in the spring. Inside, it is divided into three parts with a central stair hall flanked by the kitchen and living room on the ground floor, while on the top floor, the bedroom and bathroom frame the hall.

Its characteristic contour is given to the house by the surrounding porch, which is covered by a flat pent roof. Both are interrupted on the lakeside of the house. The traditional model combines with the contemporary desire for a large, open terrace.

Typical American sliding windows and narrow French windows are found in the living and dining area and evoke a traditional image. In contrast, the stair hall opens in its full width and height via glass sliding doors. Also in this respect, the traditional pattern of closed spaces —which convey security — is enriched by an open, modern space.

Residential House in New Brunswick

Canada, 2015

client: privat

BFA: 220 m2

Current publication at www.baumeister.de