Richard Kroeker Design



Long Cove House




This house in West Pennant, Nova Scotia is oriented along the south facing edge of the site, to mize solar exposure. The roof is shaped to shed the wind and to preserve the ocean views of the neighbours up the hill. The roof top garden serves as ballast against storm winds, and enhances the views from houses higher up the slope. The rain screen wall is made of woven strips of white cedar, inspired by traditional wooden baskets. The lenticular roof trusses are bent strips of small-dimensioned lumber bent to form and then nailed together. The sheathing completes the stressed skin structure in a wing-like form that also helps to bring natural light into the spaces.



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