LAKE ONTARIO, CANADA
The Chamberlain residence overlooks Lake Ontario. Two applications of Cambridge, Mass.- based RHEINZINK products contributed to the design. A complex roof design used 3,000 square feet (279 m2) of preweathered single-lock standing-seam panels. Approximately 500 square feet (47 m2) of graphite-gray diamond tile also was used to accent the 4,500- square-foot (418-m2) residence.
Architect Brian Chamberlain of Chamberlain Architect Service Limited, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, faced considerable challenges: The house is situated on a five-sided lot at the intersection of two roads; sustainable design features meet the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED requirements; and the owner wanted to reflect the family’s lifestyle while providing a “refuge from the workaday world.” “The result was a pentagonal, multilevel design that melded to the site,” Chamberlain says. “It’s a sun-filled, bright and airy environment with all principal rooms facing toward the lake.” Chamberlain chose RHEINZINK products for their sustainability, life cycle and reflectivity. Fabrication and installation was done by Classic Roofing Systems, Barrie, Ontario.