On Hornby Island sit two cabins designed to recede into the lush landscape. The newly built Hornby Cabins by Leckie Studio feel as if they are woven into their environment rather than imposing upon it. Enveloped in cedars and prehistoric ferns, the cabins were built on a ridge just above the rocky shore, leaving the coastline undisturbed.
1255 project by Omar Gandhi Architect reimagines the concept of the traditional family home. Situated on property just north of Lake Ontario in the Greater Toronto Area, the home uses the surrounding topography to create a stronger connection to nature—something the clients were keen to integrate into their home. The environment in which this home resides feels far removed from suburbia; instead, it is reminiscent of a cottage retreat.
The best Canadian residential architecture from our Home of the Week series, according to our readers.
The 9,500-square-foot structure features the juxtaposition of concrete and wood, improbable forms, and generous glazing, resulting in a sculptural residence that still complements the dense foliage of its surroundings.
“It’s a very discreet intervention, but filled with complex technical design features and transformations that are only revealed inside the envelope.”
Two chimneys on each side support cantilevered living areas and the roof as if the home has two legs that it is standing on in the woods.
See the homes featured in this year’s West Coast Modern Home Tour.
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