House 22

Awards | Description

This house, consisting of two parts, is anchored where a major river joins the sea. The two pavilions are more like lanterns than buildings, floating over the hilltops: one looks down on the river estuary, while the other scans the ocean. One serves as the owner's home, the second is the guest house. Each sits on drumlins, oriented on a north-south axis. The natural wetland between the drumlins doubles as a central garden and a wildlife freeway through the site. The minor and major buildings are mirrored but separated by some 450 feet; between them concrete block linking walls acknowledge the garden. An absolutely man-made ordering piece plays against the undulating topography, creating a horizontal datum at 8' above the entry level floor, tying the two objects irrevocably together.

2002 Governor General’s Medal for Architecture
1999 Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Merit