The latest addition, Enough House, provides accommodation for an intern architect to work closely with MacKay-Lyons. The cabin is an essay in economy: space, budget, schedule and aesthetic. It shares the same minimalist ethic as the adjacent, 1830’s schoolhouse.
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The practice works locally and internationally on cultural, academic and residential projects, providing full architectural and interior design services. There are two Partners: Brian MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, one Managing Principal: Melanie Hayne, and one Design Associate: Shane Andrews.
In over 30 years of work, the practice has built an international reputation for design excellence confirmed by over 100 awards, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal in 2015 and Firm Award in 2014, six Governor General Medals, two American Institute of Architects National Honor Awards of Architecture, thirteen Lieutenant Governor’s Medals of Excellence, eight Canadian Architect Awards, four Architectural Record Houses Awards, and ten North American Wood Design Awards. A fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC), and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), Brian MacKay-Lyons was named Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (Hon FAIA) in 2001 and most recently was made an International Fellow by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London of this year. In addition, the firm's work has been featured internationally in over 300 publications and 100 exhibitions.
LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Mirror Point Cottage is a vacation home for a local fisherman’s daughter, her Dutch minimalist husband, and their two young children, on a lake near Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia. Fishing is one of Nova Scotia’s oldest industries, demonstrated by the weathered fishing shacks lining its coast. The Mirror Point cottage demonstrates the frugality of […]