Assistant Professor Vivian Lee and Lecturer James Macgillivray were recently interviewed by CNN Business on their Townships Farmhouse in North Hatley, Quebec.
In response to the many old barns that have not been well-preserved and are meeting the end of their natural life, Lee and Macgillivray, founders of the Toronto-based firm LAMAS, extended the life of these salvaged barn materials through the design of a barn-inspired home.
The new home consists of three connected buildings around a courtyard and uses materials from nearby barns that were taken down for different elements of the new building, such as its beams and cladding.
“We structured it very similarly in dimension and cadence to how an actual barn would be," says Lee.
Read about their full interview on CNN Business, and watch the video on the project below.