16 - Green Roof being installed.
15 - View of completed structure house from the lake.
14 - A Spring site visit to make a further assessment of the framework.
13 - Decking complete - ready for house framework.
12 - The foundations are completed and the framework is near completion. Viewing positions as reviewed to ensure sight-lines to the lake are optimised through windows and glass doors.
11 - A helicopter ride helps assess the selected site - this is the last opportunity to make alterations to exact positioning and orientation. A living 'green roof' is proposed to minimise visual impact. For its size this will be a very discreet house.
10 - The site is cleared to reveal the footprint. All trees immediately beyond the footings are retained to help conceal the house on completion.
9 - Site survey for Planning and Foundations. Distances from Protected Wetlands and the Shoreline dictate final positioning of the house.
8 - Structural Engineering drawings are prepared by Blackwells.
7 - CGIs visually express the concept to the client for discussion and approval. On acceptance detailed drawings are produced.
6 - A rough 'sketch-up' space planning exercise to determine relationship between fenestration, ceiling heights, and roof pitch. Transport of materials to the island require utilising lumber rather than steels so modular framing is selected.
5 - Sketches are drawn up for discussion with HVAC engineers. All services such as heating grills and vents are to be concealed.
4 - On-site assessment of the selected plot to check elevations and topography for foundations. The longitudinal axis of the house is marked for review.
3 - A rough concept sketch from a boat to give an idea of the potential integration of the low single-storey house behind the tree-line. We propose a partially concealed setting to minimise impact.
2 - Summer and Winter sun tracking is checked to ensure optimum solar harvesting. The house will be totally off-grid so this is a determining factor in location and orientation of the house.
1 - Krag are appointed to design a family home on a private island in Ontario. Flying over the island allows for a unique survey of potential building sites.