Nova Scotia, Canada
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
An intense two-week design+build workshop presented by MLS Architects on the eastern point of Canada, focused on the construction of a min/max house.
The house prototype embodies both the idea of minimum and maximum simultaneously. Two simple structures extend the maximum width of the site. The captured landscape becomes an interstitial, 1000’ long ‘courtyard’ space, charged with potential. The structures were made with minimal means and have minimal impact on the land. One structure is for sleeping (night) and one for living (day). Anchoring both ends of the site, this modest building gains strength by engaging the larger environment.