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“Architecture domesticates limitless space and enables us to inhabit it." - Juhani Pallasmaa de Vries House | 1 of 3 #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia

“Architecture domesticates limitless space and enables us to inhabit it." - Juhani Pallasmaa de Vries House | 2 of 3 #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia

“Architecture domesticates limitless space and enables us to inhabit it." - Juhani Pallasmaa de Vries House | 1 of 3 #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia

de Vries House This is a house for a retired writer who was returning to Canada with a fantastic personal library. The scheme creates the experience of living among books. The main interior feature is a long skylight slot, which acts as a spine and orientation device connecting the entrance, master suite, great room and a generous second floor library overlooking the sea. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia #archdaily #dezeen #uncrate #opumo

de Vries House The plan addresses the human need for both prospect and refuge by contrasting a mute, protective, thick north service wall against the woods with a glazed south wall facing the sea. Large bites are subtracted from the monolithic form to create a covered entrance and a sheltered south terrace overlooking the Atlantic. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia #archdaily #dezeen #uncrate #opumo

de Vries House | 2 of 2 Featured on @ArchDaily | @OPUMO | @UNCRATE. Link in bio. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia #archdaily #dezeen #uncrate #opumo

de Vries House | 1 of 2 Featured on @ArchDaily | @OPUMO | @UNCRATE. Link in bio. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #house #novascotia #archdaily #dezeen #uncrate #opumo

Reflections on the horizon at Quebec Pool House. photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #modernarchitecture #modern #poolhouse #archdaily #dezeen

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Live among books and natural beauty in the De Vries House - nestled on a small cliffside in Nova Scotia. Discover more at OPUMO.com/magazine.

throwback to Shobac 🐙🐚🐳@louis_supple @caro_coconuts @matt.parrott #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

Quebec Pool House Internal bathing and changing areas open onto a gym/lounge with a monumental hearth and sliding glass wall; beyond are a covered terrace, the exterior hot tub and infinity lap pool, and finally the agrarian floodplain in the distance. The mechanical plant is buried in the ground behind the house. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #modernarchitecture #modern #poolhouse #quebec #archdaily #dezeen

Quebec Pool House overlooking the St. Lawrence River valley. photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modernarchitecture #archdaily #dezeen

This minimalist pavilion, embraced by elongated board-formed concrete walls that reach out into the landscape, is inspired by Mies van der Rohe's 1929 Barcelona Pavilion, which established the grammar of elemental modern architecture. photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modern #quebec

Light and shadow at Quebec Pool House. photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #modern #poolhouse #quebec #archdaily #dezeen

Quebec Pool House This pool house and spa building is constructed into the side of a mountain at the point where it meets the St. Lawrence River and valley floor. photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #modernarchitecture #modern #poolhouse #archdaily #dezeen

Quebec Pool House featured on @Dezeen and @ArchDaily. Link in bio. photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #dezeen #archdaily

The amazing ceiling and skylight inside one of @mackaylyonssweetapple’s Bigwin Island cabins. #doublespacephotography #wooddesign #canadianarchitecture #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

Bigwin Cabins designed by @mackaylyonssweetapple is up on @globeandmail with a review by @simonlewsen. #doublespacephotography #canadianarchitecture #wooddesign #cabin #cabinporn #luxurycabin #golf #pitchedroof #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

Bigwin Cabins designed by @mackaylyonssweetapple is up on @globeandmail with a review by @simonlewsen. #doublespacephotography #canadianarchitecture #wooddesign #cabin #cabinporn #luxurycabin #golf #pitchedroof #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #bigwinisland #golfclub

Copper Solar Shades at Brock University Plaza Building #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #copper #architecture #modern #passivesolar

One of our favourite tasks is taking clients on field trips to other houses for design inspiration. Today we toured a Brian MacKay-Lyons home in Kingsburg, NS in which we had done a fair bit of remodelling a few years back. This bank of cabinetry, for instance, started life clad with unfinished shiplap cedar but the wood’s movement was too great and all the joints had opened up within a few months of the home’s completion. We rebuilt the cabinetry in a basic white minimalist style so as to let the rest of the woodwork stand out more, to say nothing of the spaces and views... #design #inspiration #modern #architecture #shobac #kingsburg #novascotia #cabinetry #remodel #custombuilder #customhomes #lunenburg #southshore #keepcraftalive #detailsmatter #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

#superbowl pre-game at Moosehead's Small Batch Brewery. @mooseheadssmallbatch @moosehead #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #everybrewhasastory #moosehead #archdaily #saintjohn #newbrunswick

Bridge entry to @Moosehead Small Batch Brewery. @MooseheadSmallBatch #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #saintjohn #newbrunswick #moosehead #mooseheadsmallbatch #bridge

Horizon Cabins floating over fresh powder @PowderMountain. photo by @paulbundy #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #skiutah #powdermountain #utah #horizonneighborhood #livingpowdermountain

Cliff House is an efficient 960 sq ft cabin perched precariously on top of the bedrock. It represents a search for that elusive quality, monumental modesty. photo by Greg Richardson #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #mlsacliffhouse #novascotia #architecture #mlshouses #canadianarchitecture #cabin #modern #vertigo

An early sketch of Cliff House; a weekend getaway perched over a rocky outcrop of Atlantic coastline. Our intention was to "heighten the experience of dwelling in the landscape". #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #mlsacliffhouse #novascotia #dwellinginthelandscape #architecture #sketch

The Canadian Building Trades Monument, completed with sculptors John Greer and Vanessa Paschakarnis, was intended as a true collaboration between artist and architect, to create a project that is more of a ‘place’ than a ‘thing’. Photo by @jamesbrittainphotographs . . . . . #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #design #ontario #canadian #artists #ottawa @artistjohngreer @ vanessavip @CBTMonument @CDNTrades @ottawacity

Denver’s one-of-a-kind vibe places modern urban cool at nature’s rugged doorstep and draws the attention of the world’s best in many pursuits. Fresh, innovative architecture has certainly long been a staple of what makes the city pulse. Joining the local talent mix in 2018 is acclaimed design practice @mackaylyonssweetapple, a firm of more than 30 years with history from Halifax, capital of Canadian province Nova Scotia. The practice, led by Brian MacKay Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, has established an international portfolio of cultural, academic, and residential works. Familiarize yourself with some of our favorites — including this Enough House pictured above — inside our Winter 2018 Issue at: bit.ly/2TIVw0S (Link in bio) Photography: @jamesbrittainphotographs

3/3 - Framed mountain views at an unbuilt ski lodge in Utah. . . . . . #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #modernarchitecture #design #spadesign #utah #utahdesign #powdermountain #skiutah #ski #winter #spa @living.powdermountain

2/3 - Framed mountain views at an unbuilt ski lodge in Utah. . . . . . #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #modernarchitecture #design #spadesign #utah #utahdesign #powdermountain #skiutah #ski #winter #spa @living.powdermountain

1/3 - Framed mountain views at an unbuilt ski lodge in Utah. . . . . . #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #modernarchitecture #design #spadesign #utah #utahdesign #powdermountain #skiutah #ski #winter #spa @living.powdermountain

Brian is featured by the @globeandmail as one of the #canadian #artists who made the largest impact in 2018, alongside Sandra Oh, Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Drake, and others. Follow the link the bio to read about our new Denver office, and designing for a better world. Photo: @dbcalabrese . . . . . #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #novascotia #modernarchitecture #shobac #design #denver #denverdesign #denverdesignweek #utah #utahdesign @shobacns @alexbozikovic @bigwinisland @dendesignweek @kriss_comm @modernindenver @living.powdermountain

Warmest Holiday Wishes from the team at MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects! 🎄 Our 2018 Holiday Card was adapted from the 'Type and Variation' diagram for @bigwinisland Club Cabins, Lake of Bays, Ontario. . . . . . #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #ontario #muskoka #holidaycard #graphicdesign

With only a couple more shoots left before the end of the year, we thought it was time to look back at some of our favourite images. So without further ado, we’ll start with one we haven’t shared yet. This is from a recent collaboration with the amazing @mackaylyonssweetapple photographing three “cabins” in Bigwin Island. #architecturephotography #doublespacephotography #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #cabinporn #bigwin #ontario #canada #canadianarchitecture #fall #foliage #autumn #tourdedoublespace2018

From @mackaylyonssweetapple ・・・ Two Hulls House - South Shore, Nova Scotia Another thank you to The Globe and Mail @globestyle for featuring Two Hulls House and Sunset Rock House (April 21, 2018) in a photo essay inspired by the Globe and Mail Bestseller 'Living on Water' (Phaidon Press, 2018 @phaidonsnaps) Photo by Greg Richardson. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #novascotia #architecturelovers #design #photooftheday #modern #archdaily @globeandmail @aianational @architizer @archrecordmag @azuremagazine @canadianarchitect @canadiancontractor @dezeen #maritimehomes

From @mackaylyonssweetapple ・・・ We are honoured to receive a #novascotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture for Point House. Congratulations to all the winners. 📸 by Will Green and Matt MacKay-Lyons . . . . #architecture #award #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #nsaa #halifax #shobac #house #design #modernarchitecture #maritimehomes

We are honoured to receive a #novascotia Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in Architecture for Point House. Congratulations to all the winners. 📸 by Will Green and Matt MacKay-Lyons . . . . #architecture #award #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #nsaa #halifax #shobac #house #design #modernarchitecture @shobacns @mattm_l @halifaxnoise @kriss_comm

1/3. Just heading back home after several magical days at Shobac with @mackaylyonssweetapple. We were even lucky to get a dusting of snow for our last shoot day. #architecturephotography #doublespacephotography #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #shobac #novascotia #maritimes #lunenburg

2/3. Just heading back home after several magical days at Shobac with @mackaylyonssweetapple. We were even lucky to get a dusting of snow for our last shoot day. #architecturephotography #doublespacephotography #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #shobac #novascotia #maritimes #lunenburg

3/3. Just heading back home after several magical days at Shobac with @mackaylyonssweetapple. We were even lucky to get a dusting of snow for our last shoot day. #architecturephotography #doublespacephotography #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #shobac #novascotia #maritimes #lunenburg

Powder Mountain: the first steel bridge being craned in at Horizon Neighbourhood. Photos by Paul Bundy @living.powdermountain @kriss_comm @paulbundy #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #powdermountain #modern #archdaily #architecture #dalarch #horizonneighborhood

Scrutinizing sheep and captivating cows at Shobac. Photos by our Ghost Interns @benfuglevand and @kelseywot #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #novascotia #shobac #marmolradziner #studioearchitects

The Heart of the Inca Empire: Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Cusco as seen through Brian’s eyes earlier this year. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #machupicchu #peru #architecture #architecturephotography

Jenny
(@jen_arch.png)

2019-02-01 21:42:47

exploded axonometric drawing - analytic diagram of material and structure of Sunset Rock House, Nova Scotia by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited. #architecture #drawing #axonometric #isometric #sunsetrockhouse #novascotia #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

What a delightful seaside wedding - modern architecture (thanks to @mackaylyonssweetapple) + gorgeous original rustic buildings + 🐏 sheep in the pastures + a special Bride and Groom = a Truly Scrumptious Wedding (pun intended) Regrann from @shaelinefaithphotography * * * #halifaxweddings #shobaccottages #shobacwedding #novascotiaweddings #barn #barnwedding #modernbarn #architecture #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #oceanview #seasidewedding #eastcoastlifestyle #maritimes @mackaylyonssweetapple

Well, I got the next one. This edition looks at 'invisible resources', that aren't easily defined within an architect's remit. Looking at the attitude and process of producing built solutions to problems. #tezukaarchitects #assemble #paulodavid #sonamwangchuk #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

+architekt
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2018-08-08 07:16:53

Cliff House in Nova Scotia, Canada • Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects via @mackaylyonssweetapple

Rubadoux/Cameron Studio - stewardship of the land is a prime responsibility of the architect. Photo by James Steeves. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #architecturelovers #modern #photooftheday #novascotia

Louis
(@louis_supple)

2018-07-28 12:56:32

Home for the next week, arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada 🇨🇦#theslidinghouse #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects

Mason House - grounded in the material cultural traditions of Nova Scotia, bringing to mind a "ship" that is moored to the land. Photo by James Steeves. #mackaylyonssweetapplearchitects #architecture #architecturelovers #modern #photooftheday #novascotia