On the rocky shore of Stony Lake, in Lakefield, Ontario, the Williams Studio by gh3 stands as a contemporary reinterpretation of an archetypal boat hose. Instead of just housing boats, the glass-enclosed structure, perched atop a granite base, also acts as a photography studio and private residence.
The double-height main floor houses primary living functions while simultaneously functioning as the main studio. The north facing wall uses translucent glass to provide the space with constant, diffused natural light. Several surfaces are clad in white lacquered panels which serve to further reflect natural light throughout the interior. On the other hand, an extensive blind system and complex ceiling-mounted lighting can completely close off the interior from any natural influence.
Private residential spaces are neatly contained in a suspended mezzanine level above the main living space.
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Source: Blue and Studio