This elegant timber house bridges a ravine near the shores of Mary Lake in Port Sydney, Ontario. Architecture firm LLAMA urban design created the inspiring home to have minimal impact on the landscape and to celebrate the beauty of the surrounding environment.

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The house is located two hours north of Toronto, and it sits across the steepest part of a wide ravine. Its overall length – 124 feet – creates a strong linear gesture that allows the residents to immerse themselves in the surrounding landscape. The home is held aloft by an inverted V–shaped glulam structure, and the architects used locally sourced wood and unstained cedar siding for the exterior cladding.

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The main façade of the house faces the lake and creates a feeling of being among treetops. The second façade faces the forest and features expansive transparent surfaces.

+ LLAMA urban design

Via Archdaily

Photos by A-Frame studio/ Ben Rahn

Bridge House, timber, timber house, LLAMA urban design, glulam, cedar siding, locally sourced materials, locally sourced wood, roof deck, green architecture, Toronto, Canada

Bridge House, timber, timber house, LLAMA urban design, glulam, cedar siding, locally sourced materials, locally sourced wood, roof deck, green architecture, Toronto, Canada

Bridge House, timber, timber house, LLAMA urban design, glulam, cedar siding, locally sourced materials, locally sourced wood, roof deck, green architecture, Toronto, Canada

Bridge House, timber, timber house, LLAMA urban design, glulam, cedar siding, locally sourced materials, locally sourced wood, roof deck, green architecture, Toronto, Canada