Minnedosa Home / Design-Constructed
Textual content description offered by the architects. Positioned on an increase within the land within the picturesque panorama of western Manitoba, the Minnedosa Home is designed to interact with the pure components of the encompassing rural countryside. A collection of axes all through the home arrange the areas and applications, interlacing the residing areas and dividing the extra non-public areas. These axes incorporate full top glazing to blur the barrier between the outside and inside situations, perceptibly extending the inside areas infinitely outward into the panorama (or vice versa) via rigorously framed views. Double top volumes of house and an open ground plan create a dynamic relationship between the primary and second flooring, inviting curiosity and activating connections between inhabitants all through many areas.
The home is designed to age alongside a younger household, and the supplies had been chosen and completed to not solely stand up to time and use however to rejoice it. A restrained palette is woven all through the home and options cedar siding, oiled ash flooring, polished concrete, uncooked metal, and walnut hardwoods. The cedar siding will someday mature to a mushy silver colour, and the uncooked metal will oxidize, imparting new hues and texture to its floor. The oiled end on the ash flooring and walnut stair treads shall be scuffed and worn gracefully, revealing paths of play and actions over time.
By way of these supplies, the home’s look will change through the years, capturing the story of the household’s inhabitation within the markings and patina of its surfaces. As these supplies come collectively, the distinctive method design-built takes to each design and building is revealed within the particulars of the mission. This method combines data of up to date building practices and cutting-edge fabrication applied sciences with a rigorous method to design borne of asking questions and conceptualizing options. This encourages design and building to repeatedly and cyclically inform each other all through your entire course of to create extremely intentional, detailed, and crafted tasks.
Examples of this method are speckled all through the mission and maybe manifested most spectacularly within the staircase. The standard structural necessities of a staircase have been disassembled, re-examined, and reassembled to discuss with the forces exerted on the system as it’s traversed, and to the best way every step is held in place. Perforated uncooked metal panels direct a lot of the motion, diffusing pure mild, extending a carved handrail, and intersecting every of the oiled walnut treads.
The panels clamp skinny metal bars to hold from the ceiling, holding your entire system completely off the ground in a gesture to rejoice the vertical transition via house. By blurring the road between designer and builder, design-built traces concepts from idea all the best way to execution all through the mission, magnifying the expression of the best way supplies are labored, juxtaposed, mixed, or mounted to rejoice the tectonic qualities of the small print themselves.