Project Name: Caribou Point Studio
Architecture: Peter Braithwaite Studio
Lead Architect: Peter Braithwaite
Project Managers And Designers: Matt Gillingham, Jody Miller
Designer: John Marshal
Structural Engineer: Andrea Doncaster Engineering
Location: Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Area: 3600 ft2
Photo Credits: Ema Peter, Peter Braithwaite
Text by Peter Braithwaite
Caribou Point Studio is a residence designed for two artists in the rural community of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The elongated linear form stretches through the natural terrain to dedicate a continuous natural view.
A custom studio designed for each artist is located at either end of the dwelling. With their separate sectors of the house, they come together for living and dwelling spaces in the middle.
The continuous form provides a unified space that benefits from vaulted ceilings, and a central hallway that runs the length of the building. The building is penetrated by a breezeway which gives outdoor space sheltered from the extreme elements.
The building is designed to sit proudly in the rustic landscape with natural materials, resistant to the harsh Atlantic climate. The modesty of the 20-foot wide building with exposed concrete floors and custom natural wood millwork carries the natural landscape and beauty throughout the house.