Tuesday, April 19, 2011

East Coast Easy



I don't think this is a new project, but the Martin-Lancaster House situated in Nova Scotia is another fine example of the kind of blending of traditional, colloquial building types with contemporary ideas and sensibilities that Brian MacKay-Lyons is so well known for. The firm of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects seem to specialize in a kind of homey Moderne vernacular that brings innovative new ideas formed in familiar materials and scale. The results have a kind of special timelessness to them. Like a place you remember or thought you had only dreamed of. My real question, when I look at these projects is more mundane however; where the hell are the eaves troughs and down spouts? See more of the project and the great photography (and larger images) at Arch Daily.

If you like what you see, you can actually rent some cottages or studios designed by the same architects. See here for more.

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