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Inside a South African designed Canadian home

Located on the banks of Lake Huron in Ontario Canada, SAOTA gives us an exclusive tour of their latest architectural project

By Amy Saunders  | June 5, 2020 | Category

This summer house located on the banks of Lake Huron, a remote Canadian town an hour away from London, Ontario, has an interior designed by ARRCC and features bespoke furniture from OKHA.

Set in a natural area, Cape Town-based architecture firm SAOTA departed from traditional regional architecture, keeping the design unobtrusive and sensitive to the setting while still making a statement.

According to SAOTA‘The finishes, externally and internally, favour a ceramic panelled system robust and hard-wearing enough to prove long-lasting in the extremes of the Canadian climate, which together with the home’s energy efficiency and the general longevity of the project and its materials, components and fittings contribute to its sustainability.’

The design consists of a series of stacked and suspended rectangular boxes, one embedding the building into the ground plane, the other suspended overhead to allow the living level to exist between the volumes. Take a look at the home tour below.

  Photography by Adam Letch

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