Behold: Treow Brycg House at Kingsburg Beach on the south coast of Nova Scotia – a brooding structure redolent of some futuristic military installation but actually modelled on the vernacular gambrel-roofed barns of the area.

Designed both to resist and embrace the unpredictable coastal climate and control solar gain, the steel-walled house – on two levels with a separate interstitial zone for circulation – is slatted with brise soleils and clad in darkened aluminium.


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        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          “The existing residence has white-painted exterior walls, so the dark limestone of the extension relates more closely to the slate that covers its roof.”
          These guys are GENIUSES!

  1. Cian

    “modelled on the vernacular gambrel-roofed barns of the area”

    Hmmm… Are barns ever public or monumental? or are they always functional? It seems to me that it is using words with same meaning type tautology.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      “using words with same meaning type tautology”

      HA! Gwan you eejit, doing it yourself.

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