This long, wood paneled, shed-like house is located in scenic Nova Scotia, Canada. The building opens on the bay to the south via huge glass walls, while it has solid walls to the north, protecting it from the cold winter breeze. The interior is one large space, which can be separated into rooms with the use folding walls.

The house was designed by Canadian MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, who are known for their environmentally conscious approach and meticulous research work, that lead to buildings which are always interacting and living together with their surroundings. You can see more of their work in this new, beautiful book, where about a hundred projects of the studio are displayed with photos and drawings.

Images © William Green / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited