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Acton Island Boathouse – Amazing Boathouse by Altius Architecture

June 08, 2011 By: archinhome Category: contemporary house design

Acton Island Boathouse – Amazing Boathouse by Altius Architecture. This Boathouse is located in Lake Muskoka, Ontario and was Completed 2005 by Altius Architecture.
Design : New 2 storey boathouse with 2 boatslips and docks on lower level. Upper level contains two bedrooms, full bathroom, kitchen and living area with sun deck.
Materials: Steel dock construction with cedar decking, douglas fir post & beam and decking, prefinished pine siding with mahogany marine ply panels, slate bathroom, fibreglass windows and doors, douglas fir staircase, glass guards.

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Cliff House by Altius Architecture – Amazing Cottage With Spectacular Nature View

June 07, 2011 By: archinhome Category: contemporary house design, lake house design

Cliff House by Altius Architecture – Amazing Cottage With Spectacular Nature View. This Cliff House is located in Muskoka Lakes, Ontario. Designed by Altius Architecture, this amazing cottage with beautiful view of lake and natural surroundings. With 3,200 sf, this house has sustainability features, such as :

* Program and Spatial Optimization
* Integration with the ‘Natural Assets’ of Site and Terrain
* Site Specific View and Vista Optimization
* Passive Solar Heating (Thermal Storage Mass)
* Natural Ventilation and Passive Cooling
* Natural Daylighting
* High Performance Envelope Design
* Renewable and/or Recyclable Materials and Finishes
* Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Non-toxic Materials and Finishes
* Advanced Wood Heating Systems (ie. Contraflow Masonry Heaters)
* Radiant Heating
* Heat Recovery Ventilation
* Solar Hot Water Systems (Domestic and In Floor Radiant Heating)
* Solar Electric (photovoltaic or PV systems)
* Wastewater Heat Recovery
* Low Energy Lighting & Appliances (LED, CFL lighting and Energy Star appliances)
* Water Conserving Appliances & Fixtures (low flow/ dual flush toilets)
* Green Roof Systems

Designed for an off-grid property, this cottage will feature a hybrid wood/solar radiant heating system with propane backup. Evacuated tube solar arrays will fill mass store tanks that feed a hydronic radiant floor system. This system will supplement a passive gain and solar mass strategy. Summer cooling is through solar shading and passive stack effect ventilation. A series of photovoltaic panels provides the buildings on the property with electricity. Large overhangs control the solar gain while green roofs mediate temperatures and control runoff.

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