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Chester Residence

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Located on the peninsula in Chester, Nova Scotia, this house has a commanding view of the surrounding islands and sailing activity surrounding Mahone Bay. Divided into a day and night pavilion the home negotiates the steep terrain and nestles into the site organized around the exceptional ocean views. The glassy day pavilion has a large floating roof that has a quiet, temple-like quality and gathers the more utilitarian spaces around. Designed to collect rainwater for domestic use, the inflected zinc roof shields the home from the sun during the summer months and permits passive solar gain in the winter. 

Type: Residential
Location: Chester, Nova Scotia