Colorful and Fresh House in Southern Ontario, Canada
Designed by Prototype Design Lab, “The Aldo House” is an impressive residence located in Southern Ontario, Canada. The house is punctured by an atrium that runs the full-length of the house, topped with an equally long skylight. The rest of the building is developed around this central axis, continuing the game of harmonic volumes. Next to this architectonic path appears the most public area with the living room, dining room and kitchen, which opens directly onto a large, expansive back patio. The sculptural staircase leads to the second floor, which is again divided by the naturally-lit atrium. On one side are three identical children’s bedrooms, and on the other side a master suite complete with sitting area and library that overlooks the back yard and space below. A living moss wall and a bamboo garden is visually pulled into the inner spaces through a wooden deck, thus blurring the indoor-outdoor boundaries.