Glass House on rough stone - a boat house in Canada by gh3 architects
von | Jun 22, 2011

Photographer Larry Williams converted his boathouse in Lakefield, Ontario into a glass-covered studio and vacation home for use at the weekends. The architects at the Canadian company of gh3 transposed the idea of the archetypal glass house onto the rocky setting of a lakeshore location. The building appears to be both encircled and simultaneously protected by the numerous boulders and rugged rocks surrounding it.

You have a breathtaking panoramic view when looking out from the inside. Indeed, the fully-glazed edifice also maximizes daylight in the interior, an important criterion for the photography and film shooting. Ample daylight is ensured not least of all thanks to insulating composite glass panes constructed especially for this purpose. In addition, the interior of the separated photo studios is provided with constant and even lighting by using satin-finished glass panes, which considerably reduces the need for artificial light. The boathouse also offers lake access and there is space for both a garage and a motorboat.

The new boat house and photo studio in Ontario, designed by architect gh3 | All Photos © Larry Williams