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Devil’s Glen: A Solar-Oriented Retreat in Bruce Peninsula

Devil’s Glen: A Solar-Oriented Retreat in Bruce Peninsula

Devil’s Glen is a modern retreat designed by StudioAC, nestled in the picturesque Bruce Peninsula, Canada.

This architectural gem harmoniously integrates with its natural surroundings, prioritizing solar orientation and minimal disturbance to the local habitat. Unwind in a space where innovative roof design and carefully crafted living areas offer an unparalleled connection to the majestic outdoors.

Stack House by Atelier RZLBD

FeaturedStack House by Atelier RZLBD

Discover Toronto’s Stacked House, a testament to contemporary architecture by Atelier RZLBD, nestled in the heart of Forest Hill, a neighborhood known for its lush greenery and affluence.

This three-story masterpiece is a clever play of volumes, akin to a stack of books, where the topmost block, clad in sleek metal paneling, seemingly cantilevers above the rest. As an intimate yet monumental home, the Stacked House rejects homogeneity, presenting an alternative to traditional residential architecture in the city. A labyrinthine interior spiraling around a quadruple-height staircase and diverse light shafts promises a sense of constant motion, tantalizing the senses, while the subtle differentiation of the exterior blocks in stucco, charred wood, and metal imparts an artistic sophistication that’s distinctly Canadian.

Metrick Cottage and Boathouse by Akb Architects

FeaturedMetrick Cottage and Boathouse by Akb Architects

Settled in a rocky enclave of waterfront homes, Metrick Cottage is a one-storey, wood-clad, residence and boathouse on the shore of Lake Joseph, Ontario. This year-round retreat for a multi-generational family, draws inspiration from the rugged beauty that surrounds it to create a warm, elegant and eco-friendly home.

From the lake, the cottage is designed to elegantly blend into the rugged terrain, while the boathouse, a complimentary, three-slip storage, maintains a quiet presence on the water. Together, the home offers a serene oasis for the Metrick family, with panoramic views of the lake and shoreline beyond.