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Christopher Simmonds Architecture studio designed the Zen Barn located in Ottawa, Canada.

This award-winning sustainable was designed with a minimalist interior, an attractive wooden exterior and is a candidate for a LEED for Homes Platinum rating.

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Zen Barn by Christopher Simmonds Architecture:

The linear composition of this house and site is interrupted by the volumes of lightwells, stairs and courtyard. The resulting interpenetration of views, light and space along the south side of the home result in strong indoor outdoor connections.

Heated exposed concrete floors ensure comfort in the presence of large glazed areas. Cabinetry in matte white lacquer and stained ash veneer flow through the interconnected kitchen, living and dining spaces. Reclaimed white oak boards clad the exterior volumes.

 

Photos by Doublespace Photography

 

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