Have you ever seen those pictures of a lone lighthouse sitting amongst the crashing waves and jagged rocks along an ocean bank to lead ships into the harbor? The lighthouses in those pictures always looked as though they were made just for the sea-goers life.
Squish Studio, located outside the town of Tilting in Newfoundland, Canada, is not what you would expect as a sea-goers residence. In fact, the white minimalist home with its jagged edges and pristine white façade is the complete opposite of what one may expect. Take a closer look into Squish Studio and see how living amongst the sea isn’t just for fisherman.
“The Squish Studio’s white angular form, sited on a rocky strip of coastline, that could rival Italy’s western coast, offers sharp contrast to the traditional vernacular architecture of the nearby picturesque community of Tilting. As its architect, Todd Saunders, has commented on the studio’s siting, “…it is out of sight, but close.”…Architizer
Saunders designed the home to have a dramatic entry which rises 20 feet above the ground and the northern side only measures 10 feet above the ground. This dynamic in itself makes for a powerful architectural wonder that is experienced inside and out.
The name “Squish Studio” comes from the appearance of the entire building being squished from its high back to low front design.
The domicile “…is equipped with a compost toilet, a small kitchenette and wood-burning stove. Power is supplied by standalone solar panels, mounted on an adjacent hilltop. Both the interior and exterior of the studio, including the roof, is clad with spruce planks that are painted white.” … Architizer
In the evening there is a soft glow emitted from the solar-powered lighting within that almost mimics a lighthouse leading ships away from the rocky cliffs of the North Atlantic waters.
This home definitely makes you rethink how much you value and love solitude and nature.
All photo credits: Architizer