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NewsNews • 22 Feb 2021

Metrick Cottage and Boathouse maintains a quiet presence on the water

On the edge of Lake Joseph in Ontario, this year-round retreat by Akb Architects is designed to blend elegantly into the rugged terrain that surrounds. Clad in wood, the one-story family cottage is perched above a long, linear boathouse, which maintains a quiet presence on the water. Shai Gil The cottage comprises three distinct yet connected ‘pods.’ The central pod houses an open, communal family space and is flanked by a master bedroom pod on one side and a two-bedroom pod on the other side. The bedroom pods face a stone ridge on either side, creating a visual boundary that extends the perception of space while providing quiet and privacy. The two flanking pods are also angled slightly away from the centre pod to capture... More

NewsNews • 22 Jan 2021

Jod Schwefelbad bathhouse pays homage to the healing power of natural springs

Located in Bad Wiesse, a famous health resort on Lake Tegernsee in Southern Germany, Jod Schwefelbad by Matteo Thun & Partners is a new bathhouse that pays homage to the healing power of natural springs. Embedded in the landscape that surrounds, the design is informed by research indicating that people regenerate much faster and more sustainably in a pleasant environment with a connection to greenspace. Jens Weber The form of the building itself results from a carefully orchestrated progression of room sequences – from the most public to the very private. From the street to the forecourt, the entree, the atrium, the bathing cabin and finally the cabin’s private terrace. Jens Weber As one progresses through the bu... More