16 Apr '18, 3pm

This is stunning, but should anyone be building homes like this anymore?

Mies van der Rohe famously said "less is more"; Morris Lapidus said "Too much is never enough." I don't know which describes this house. Dezeen shows an absolutely stunning home in Cornwall, Ontario, designed by Alain Carle Architecte of Montreal. It is on a gorgeous site on a point sticking into the St. Lawrence River that was formed when the river was rerouted for the St. Lawrence Seaway in the 1950s. The architect notes that "these man-shaped coastlines, levelled by the flooding, consequently induce very strong wind conditions for this unobstructed plane of artificial landscape." I love how he photographed the house in winter, the snow plays off the grey and black of the house. We don't show monster second homes in the country very often, but this house raises so many issues. It is made of board-poured concrete, a material I love when I see it in a half-century old brut...

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