The River Front House occupies a long narrow site on the Ottawa River’s shore with a public access lane that compromises the home’s privacy along its western flank. In response, we created a 200 ft. long garrison wall along the lane and attached two separate pavilions in behind, one the primary residence, the other a garage topped with a gable ended loft. This garrison wall encloses and protects a metaphorical “city.” The house and the garage are linked by a glazed passage that belies the muscular opaqueness of the outer wall.

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