Sky House by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster

Aug 13th
Upper view blueprint of the house. Photographer: Doublespace Photography / Designers: Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster / Structural Engineer: Jim Thomson / General Contractor: Timberline Custom Homes / Landscape Design: Gray Landscape Construction

Negotiating the steep topography of a lake-side web site, this vacation home consists of two volumes stacked on each other.

The decrease quantity nestles into the panorama in order that it’s barely seen as one first approaches the home. The higher quantity rests on the decrease one and on a concrete pier to kind each a bridge and a cantilever.

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This massing technique permits for elevated entry and permeability of the location and emphasizes the charged relationship between the constructing and the bottom.

The higher quantity incorporates residing areas and opens up in the direction of the lake whereas the decrease quantity is extra enclosed and homes bedrooms.

Responding to the necessity for accessibility for visitors with disabilities, in addition to pondering of the shoppers’ means to make use of the constructing far into the longer term, a research/bed room and accessible toilet are offered on the principle degree. The roof of the decrease bar turns into a terrace permitting elevated views and a direct connection to the residing areas.

The factory-inspired skylights are rotated to confess north mild with out warmth acquire whereas orienting the photo voltaic panels due south so the home can generate all of its personal energy.

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The mix of vertical skylights and a totally glazed south-facing facade lead to a generously daylit inside. A lined walkway shades the principle wall of glass from summer time solar whereas admitting decrease winter solar to passively warmth the dark-dyed concrete flooring.

Easy, low-maintenance, long-life supplies are used on the facade, together with a reflective standing seam steel roof and a lapped heat-treated (petrified) wooden cladding, whereas the inside is lined with formaldehyde-free plywood. Playful parts are positioned all through from a glazed brick socle for the wooden range, to scattered vibrant coat-hooks and a customized undercroft swing-bench.

Designed by: Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster

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About Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster

Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster ( are Canadian designers, artists and educators who’ve collaborated since 2003. They endeavour to create areas, objects and conditions that interrupt the abnormal in critically participating and playful methods.

Julia is an Assistant Professor and Coryn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Division of Structure on the College at Buffalo SUNY.

Previously, Coryn was an Architect at Herzog & de Meuron and a Challenge Director at Harry Gugger Studio in Basel, Switzerland. Julia was additionally an Architect at Herzog & de Meuron and taught architectural design studios on the ETH in Zurich.

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Julia holds a BA(Hons) from the College of Toronto and a Grasp of Structure from the College of British Columbia. Coryn has a BA(Hons) from the College of Toronto and earned his Grasp of Structure from the Massachusetts Institute of Expertise with a focus in Visible Arts the place he was a instructing assistant to Joan Jonas, Ute Meta Bauer, Antoni Muntadas and Krzysztof Wodiczko.

Collectively they’ve gained quite a few competitions and have exhibited and revealed in Canada, the US, Germany, France, Italy and South Korea, together with solo reveals at Vtape and Comfort Gallery in Toronto.

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