The Two Hulls House Pays Homage to a History of Shipbuilding

Brimming with “Maritime heritage.”

Design
2,739 Hypes 1 Comments

Nestled far in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia is the latest home design from the Canadian partners, Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Resembling two large ship hulls, the private projects in Port Muton features 32-foot cantilevers that jut out towards the ocean, and are supported by large bridge trusses. Constructed to withstand the test of time, and the unforgiving nature of the ocean, the structure fully incorporates concrete with steel, all while covering the outer facade in welcoming panels of wood.

The unique home also relies on the power of the earth and sun, as large windows bring in plenty of sunlight that store energy in the thermal-mass flooring, while in the wintertime, the home harnesses the earth’s geothermal energy into its heating system.

For more interesting homes, check out this Portuguese house that is a minimal cube in the middle of a forest.

Read Full Article
Source
designboom
More

What to Read Next

Pharrell Williams Is Opening His First Restaurant & Bar This Year
Food

Pharrell Williams Is Opening His First Restaurant & Bar This Year

In Miami.

Nike Channels Acid House & '90s Styles for SS18 ACG Collection
Fashion

Nike Channels Acid House & '90s Styles for SS18 ACG Collection

Featuring retro graphics and hardwearing footwear.

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Reveals FW18 Lookbook
Fashion

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE Reveals FW18 Lookbook

Displaying the collection’s full range of motion.


Nike Creates More Exclusive SF-AF1 Mids for Baltimore Bike Crew, 12 O'Clock Boys
Footwear

Nike Creates More Exclusive SF-AF1 Mids for Baltimore Bike Crew, 12 O'Clock Boys

Inspired by dirt-bike manufacturers.

Guggenheim Successor Opens Art Gallery That Looks Like a Luxury Treehouse
Design

Guggenheim Successor Opens Art Gallery That Looks Like a Luxury Treehouse

IK Lab is located in Tulum, Mexico.

Sam Smith & Logic Get Reflective in “Pray” Music Video
Music

Sam Smith & Logic Get Reflective in “Pray” Music Video

Directed by Luke Monaghan and Chris Cottam.

More ▾