Georgian Bay Cottage

Toronto, Canada
Foto © Paul Orenstein
Foto © Paul Orenstein
Foto © Paul Orenstein
Foto © Paul Orenstein
Foto © Paul Orenstein
© Paul Orenstein
CORE Architects Inc.
Toronto, Canada

Wood, specifically Douglas Fir, was used as the exposed structural frame, ceiling decking, interior wall finishes,interior cabinetry and kitchen island, etc.

The design celebrates the simple use of a post and beam structural frame, where the rhythm of the columns, beams and purlins gives an overall organizational logic to the scheme. The wood is either solid sawn or milled to a profile, the timbers are sometimes massive and other times just efficient in their size, all the timbers were prefabricated, drilled for connections, etc. in the factory.

The wood is left untreated and natural on the interior and finished with a clear, penetrating oil sealer on the exterior. The exterior cladding is either structural wood or cedar shingles, Ipe is also used as the exterior decking material and for the guardrail top rail/handrail.

The house produces all it's own electricity from solar panels and treats it's own wastewater with a bio-filter septic system.

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