Howard House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Situated on a four-acre field surrounded by the sea on three sides, the Howard House is a private home designed for a family of four, its narrow rectangular structure was installed in the concrete foundation, the exterior skin clad in corrugated galvalume.

Architects: MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Location: West Pennant, Nova Scotia, Canada
Photography: James Steeves

Inspiration from architect:

It is a 12 ft by 110 ft wall which formalizes the line between the cultural landscape of the fishing cove to the east, from the natural landscape of the wild ocean to the west. An absolute, horizontal datum line at the top-of-concrete mirrors roof line and ground line in elevation. The east facade feels paper-thin and vulnerable, while the windward west facade puts its muscular shoulder to the wind with a concrete bump.