Architecture

Two Volumes Weaved Together by a Modern Courtyard: Hintonburg Home

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The Hintonburg Home was especially developed by architect Rick Shean (currently working with Christopher Simmonds) in order to provide a comfortable home for his family. The residence consists of two levels and is located on a friendly lot in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The two volumes of the building are weaved together by a contemporary-designed courtyard- a good spot to relax and enjoy fresh air.

According to the architects.”the courtyard acts as a front porch to the rear volume, containing  the most public spaces, with the kitchen, dining and lounge area, while the more private front den still connects simultaneously with the street and court through windows in the east and west walls. The numerous openings serve to break down the volumes, and expand the interior spaces”. All the rooms are decorated in a minimalist style and the overall effect is that of extreme neatness. Have a look at the photos and tell us what you think!

 

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