Award of Merit

Penner Summer Cottage
Sandy Bay, Manitoba

Architect: David Penner Architect
Owner/Client: Marion &David Penner
Structural Engineers: Wolfrom Engineering, Dan Wolfrom
Contractor: Norm Gautron
Photographer: Gerry Kopelow

The Project

This family cottage is located 1 hour north of Winnipeg near Victoria Beach on Lake Winnipeg. Conventional framing techniques combined with an unconventionally minimal and translucent skin serve to create an exterior envelope that is made alive with the kinetic shadows of clouds, leaves and birds. At night the cottage acts as a giant lantern, illuminating ground cover and canopy.

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