Simplicity of form and contextual integration were the main design focus for this Lake Huron Residence. The upper level cantilevers over the lower level and the basement is embedded into the natural landscape, integrating it with the surroundings. The client wished for a highly durable and low maintenance finish so they chose Ceramitex® – Sintered Ceramic. The project contained numerous large, multi-faced mitred panels including the wing and eyebrow above the garage and the BBQ canopy. Another interesting design element is that the BBQ canopy soffit plane carries into the interior kitchen through the curtain wall. This is only achievable with precise measuring and installation. The most challenging aspect of the job was designing the panels around the fireplaces located in the master bedroom and great room. Two types of ceramic fins were designed for the exterior fireplace and six different ceramic fin profiles were needed for the interior fireplaces. It was a very ambitious design and the end product really speaks volumes to the level of experience and ingenuity of design, fabrication and installation.
Check out the project page for more photos of this project: https://elemex.com/projects/lake-huron-res/
The project has been featured in publications all over the world.
Here is the project page from the architect: https://www.saota.com/project/812/