5 Cove Island House / RHAD Architects
Textual content material description provided by the architects. This residence finds itself on the perimeter of a weather-beaten island on the south shore of Nova Scotia, surrounded by 5 coves. A small causeway connects the island to the mainland.
The precept residing space is 1560 sq ft, with an extra 290 sq ft dedicated to the storage/storage space, giving the house a small footprint. The one-story residence was conceived as an understated shed kind that has been decrease, pulled, flipped and extended. These strikes make areas to enter, to walk by the use of, and create moments for sunny retreats. The tight kind speaks to the native vernacular of shed buildings typically found on the south shore. The extended shed creates a sheltered courtyard space, a spot for a storage, and varieties a courtyard seen as you technique the tip of the island by freeway.
The design creates three courtyards, which may be utilized counting on the photo voltaic publicity and wind conditions on any given day. Outsized patio doorways open up from the residing/consuming/kitchen house to the “East Deck” framing the big view to the east of the mainland and loads of islands. When chilly winds blow over the water from the east, you probably can retreat to the sunny south-facing deck shielded from east and west winds by the house. The yard and clothesline moreover revenue from the microclimate on the non-public/hidden side of the house. The large south-west coping with courtyard provides a sunny and guarded house for arrival to the house and its big yard.
An overhang on the east deck provides rain and snow security allowing for a spot to sit down on inclement days whereas moreover shielding the large patio doorways beneath from photo voltaic and driving rain. Slat and pergola particulars on the south deck create a play of sunshine and shadow on sunny days and create a lantern influence at night, seen from every the ocean and when arriving from the freeway.
The house plan was lower as much as create a particular house for residing for the precept resident and one different for firm. When firm arrive, the flipped shed reverse the entry corridor might be opened up for added space, making a “cottage inside a cottage”. Steel trusses throughout the open residing, consuming, and kitchen house are uncovered, expressing the development. This vaulted, public house of the house is wrapped in shiplap, painted white for a particular, simple cottage actually really feel. The highest partitions are clad in kitchen cabinetry at one end and salvaged barn boards, remnants from a earlier mission, on the other. A wood-burning fireplace is tucked away throughout the nook to stay away from obstructing the monumental view from the patio doorways.