Stylish contemporary residence in Clearview by Altius Architecture



This beautiful residence is located in Clearview, Ontario, Canada. It was designed for a local artist and it features a large series of sustainable technologies including a geothermal lake look and a green house. This, along with the residence’s contemporary and very sleek design makes this project unique and unusual, compared to the others in the same area. The residence was a project by Altius Architecture. The main idea was to create a simple and contemporary house that would offer views towards the nearby pond and the adjacent woodland. Because the client wanted to keep everything on one level, the architects had to find a way to make this homes integrate naturally into the landscape. They decided to arrange each space in a way that would allow them to take advantage of the site while also fulfilling the client’s requirement for beautiful views.

The residence has to be as user-friendly and functional as possible. That’s one of the reasons why the client didn’t want to it have more than one level. The architects decided to work with a palette of materials that were a reflection of the surrounding landscape and thus that would make the house integrate seamlessly into the area. Moreover, they incorporated into the design a series of sustainable features including program and spatial optimization, site specific views, passive solar heating, natural ventilation and passive cooling, natural daylight, material optimization, modular design.

Renewable materials and finishes, advanced geothermal systems, radiant heating, low energy lighting and water conserving appliances and fixtures. Overall, this home has it all. It’s beautiful, environmental-friendly and functional at the same time.


Published by in Architecture, on February 23rd, 2012

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