gh3 Architects designed this boathouse for a photographer’s studio ‘Williams Studio’. The boathouse is located on Stony Lake and is a re-imagination of the archetypal glass house in a landscape in the Canadian Shield.
A continuation of thinking about this architectural ambition, the central concept of the house is reconceived through a contemporary lens of sustainability, program, site and amenity. The compelling qualities of simple, open spaces; interior and exterior unity and material clarity are transformed to enhance the environmental and programmatic performance of the building, creating architecture of both iconic resonance and innovative context–driven design.
The program envisions a building as north–facing window: a photographer’s live/work studio that is continuously bathed in diffused and undiminished natural light.
Photographs by Larry Williams