Photographer's Studio

This house, built by Canadian company dh3, is drenched in light. The owner wanted to have a photo studio, where soft natural illumination would be constant. In order to accomodate this wish, the architects created a north-facing fasade, made entirely of certified Starphire glass, famous for its transparency and ability to maximize light. The result is a photographer's paradise with a beautiful, ever-changing backdrop of the landscape.

The glass structure is rested on a granit plinth, which uses solar energy to power up all active systems on winter days, while the lakefront site allows the use of a deep-water exchange to heat and cool the building year-round. The glass panels of the fasade slide open, allowing for natural ventilation, which is another clever eco-friendly detail.

All private areas of the house, i.e. bedroom, bathroom and closet, are combined into one mezzanine-like assembly above the main section. Sliding fritted glass conceals these areas, allowing the studio to remain pristine and work related.

Perfect Basics
Visionary Audio Eyewear
Fight for Fresh Skincare
Publisher of Creative Books
A Less but Better Timepiece
Minimal Office Accessories