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Live Modern: LightHouse Ottawa

Categories: Architecture + Interiors

We just keep getting drawn to photographs of modern architecture taken at dusk or at night, mostly due to the golden warm light that emanates from the (usually big and many) modern windows. One of our favorite fall things to do is walk around a neighborhood in the crisp, cool weather to see the warmth coming from homes. We think this house in Canada must get a lot of people walking by it, probably at all times of the day. From Architizer:

“Lighthouse was designed for a family of five, looking to relocate from a rural setting to a modern urban dream house. It is a 4,500 square foot urban infill house in Ottawa’s planned Lindenlea community, adjacent to the city’s “old money community of Rockcliffe Village.” As the kidney-shaped site is wedged between the parking lot of the community centre to the southwest and a forested 40-foot escarpment to the north, it presented unique challenges and opportunities to coordinate views with desires for light. The primary glazed façade was therefore oriented north thus ensuring privacy on the south side while allowing the space to be filled with diffused light. This orientation also addresses concerns about overheating in the summer. Vertical windows along the south allow streams of sunlight to reach deep within the house and obscure undesirable views of the parking lot.”

Images: Architizer 

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