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Architecture December, 13 2013

Cliff House by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

Designed by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, Cliff House on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast is a box-like structure perched atop a cliff. Created to heighten one’s experience of the landscape through a sense of vertigo and a feeling of floating over the water, the house is designed to be a repeatable prototype. The modest cabin features a large open room with an upper loft sleeping area and a large south-facing deck. Large galvanized steel framing acts as a support and is used for the internal skeleton of the structure, while the exterior facade is made from cedar shiplap.

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