An impressive living space design is finished designed by the architect MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, this living space is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This house site location is precisely located on an agrarian hillside, it is along a 250 year old existing stone wall so as to cultivate rather than consume the field. This living space sliding axis is eastward is the unique of this house, it is down the hillside to the lake. There are three houses below in the historic village; it is corresponding to the three sons of the original settlers. Near this living space project, there are three barns, three chicken houses, etc. But in the 1970s, the third barn is demolished. This project adds back this lost barn. This living space project is sited orthogonally to the other village buildings. It is both of its place and radically modern, testing the limits of a critical regionalist position.
Between a ‘plumb’ interior and a ‘crooked exterior’, the sliding house is sets up a tension. A building precedent is the 1753 house immediately below; it is leaning downhill due to the 250 years of prevailing westerly winds. The plan of the living space is addresses the human need for prospect and refuge. A thick north service wall is containing an important house part such as the stairs, bathrooms, a kitchen, hearth and a storage which protects the house from the cold north winds; it is while the continuous south ribbon window opens the house to the sun and the absolute ocean horizon. The volume of the living space pinwheels itself symmetrically in section about the horizontal axis of the ribbon widow, it is creating an upper and a lower bedroom.
The rough exterior of the house which is cladding of the industrial corrugated metal is contrasted with a refined interior hardwood liner which is completely crafted of flush, bleached clear poplar. To drain the downhill, the titled box is allows the corrugated roof. The power of the landscape to dominate is allowed by the quiet restraint of this minimal aesthetic. This is an absolute architecture both in its platonic shape and in its irreducible; monolithic palette of the materials and this is approaches the idea of the zero-minimal shape, maximum content.