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Fairfax Crescent
       
     
Fairfax Crescent

The house was designed around the idea of a courtyard, and a northern view up a cherry tree lined street.  

Because of the courtyard, the house’s walls were pushed to the outer limits of the site (which is pie shaped and curved).  The resulting geometry has allowed for interesting pockets of space, which all revolve around the courtyard.

The flat roof is stepped down at the garage, and gently curves to the entrance where the visitor is greeted by the first of the nine round skylights.  

From the street, the triple duty “light cannons” are also visible.  They provide ventilation, a surface for the solar panels, and allow northern light into the corridor connecting the private and public sections of the house.  

 

 

Completed 2013

Photographs:  Ema Peter.

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