Hill House

Awards | Description

The project gains its power through a deep dialogue with the natural and cultural landscape that it sits within on Nova Scotia's South Shore. It mines the geomorphology of the site to establish its essential geometry.

This house, built for a landscape photographer, is a camera - a landscape and weather-viewing instrument that crops views, watches the changing light, weather and seasons that turn around it. Use of local materials and technology ensure durability.

The project's clear strategy and its uncompromising hilltop setting demonstrates a deep and confident understanding of its context.

2009 North American Wood Design Award, Citation
2005 Record Houses Award (Architectural Record)
2004 Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Excellence