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.
Over the last 25 years, Ross MacDonald has created thousands of paper props for TV and film productions including Parks And Recreation, Boardwalk Empire, Baby’s Day Out and Silver Linings Playbook: documents, letters, licences – each one meticulously composed and – as this fascinating mini-documentary shows – imbued with its own backstory.
It’s both awesome and totally confusing, The deformation is such that the American and Asian continents are completely torn apart. Europe, Africa, and South-East Asia, on the other hand, maintain a coherent form. This projection is rarely used and it is a shame!