Kariouk Associates designed the 'Mulvagh-Crosby Cottage,' a remote lakeside cottage located in Ladysmith, Quebec.
The cottage replaces a family cottage that had been passed down in the clients' family, generation to generation, for more than seventy years. To indulge the clients' sentimentality, the new cottage was to be built in the same exact location, and have the exact same dimensions, as the former structure. The architects were challenged with creating an open spatial arrangement and translating the aesthetic of the original home into a more contemporary architectural language.
To minimize labor costs on the project, the architects opted for prefabricated materials such as Cross Laminated Timber and cross-wise black sprucewood boards. Inside the home, the walls were alternatively left unfinished, a decision which was made to preserve the "full richness" of the material and add warmth to the interior.
The Mulvagh-Crosby Cottage is in a Remote Location
1. Prefabricated Architecture - Incorporating prefabricated materials into building design to minimize labor costs and construction time.
2. Heritage Preservation - Preserving the aesthetic of traditional architecture while incorporating modern design elements to create a space that honors the past and present.
3. Natural Building Materials - Utilizing natural, unfinished building materials to create an interior that adds warmth and character to a space.
1. Construction - Incorporating prefabricated building materials into modern construction practices presents an opportunity to save on labor costs and streamline projects.
2. Architecture - Finding innovative ways to preserve heritage architecture while incorporating contemporary design elements is a growing trend in the industry.
3. Interior Design - Incorporating natural, unfinished building materials into interior design is a trend that is gaining popularity due to its warmth and character.