This Gorgeous Family Home Features a Lengthy Light Chamber

 - Feb 4, 2015
References: pdlab & contemporist
Prototype Design Lab designed a gorgeous family home in Mississauga, Canada.

Made up of three slipping volumes of varying heights and lengths, the Aldo House is immediately visually arresting. Each volume is placed in accordance to the site and its conditions, creating a secondary staggered affect. To continue to differentiate them, the volumes are clad with different materials (wood planks, white quartz stone and corten steel) each of which were chosen to reflect the function of its interior.

Inside, a full-length atrium (capped by a skylight) offers much in the way of natural light. Guests enter the atrium upon arrival, and as they continue through the space they encounter a suspended staircase that runs parallel to the indoor bamboo garden.