ZINC ENCLOSES PRIVATE RETREAT ENSCONCED IN THE WOODS
Dark grey, gabled zinc roofs and cladding enable the five-building Canoe Point private retreat to blend into its forested surroundings on the shore of Lake Huron in Ontario.
"Their dark color allows the cabins to recede into the shoreline forest, thereby intentionally diminishing the presence of the structures when viewed from the water," said Booth Hansen’s principal, Christopher Guido, AIA.
The 4,500 square-foot private residence is made up of a series of "cabins" connected by glass and metal-enclosed walkways, with five bedrooms, a study/library and dining spaces, opening onto a waterfront deck. Another structure serves as a garage and glass-enclosed dance studio with 360-degree views of the terrain, trees and water.
Three of the five quant cabins are enclosed with RHEINZINK-GRANUM basalt-colored, matte-finished, architectural-grade zinc, and installed as angled standing-seam wall cladding and roofing.