Taylored Architecture was asked to design a highly contemporary "steel and glass" house on a private island in the Thousand Islands. The design took shape from a structural grid of steel columns that support a steel roof framing system. The steel columns are expressed on the exterior of the building allowing all of the exterior walls to be non-load bearing.
This allowed for Marvin floor-to-ceiling Modern sliding doors and windows. The White Oak interior flooring was used as the interior ceiling material and was carried out onto the exterior ceilings/soffit diffusing the separation from the interior to the exterior of the building.
A double-cantilevering 30 foot cantilevering roof creates a dynamic experience from the grounds and deck. A Corten steel fascia punctuates the structural expression of the design. The house was designed to elegantly hover over the natural landscape of the island.
This island is off the grid and utilizes a self-adjusting solar array for all electrical needs.
The structural design was performed by Jensen BRV Engineering. Mechanical engineering was performed by Jade Stone Engineering. Solar Consulting was performed by Proven Energy Systems. Photography by Revette Studio.