2022 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Through its siting, tectonics and materiality, Compass House balances intimacy and expansiveness, light and dark, land and sky — orienting and heightening one’s experience of the surrounding environment. Photo by Ben Rahn/A-Frame.

Compass House

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Residential Architecture
Firm LocationToronto, Canada
Companysuperkül
Lead ArchitectMeg Graham
Design TeamMeg Graham, Andre D'Elia, Anya Moryoussef, Wendy Wisbrun
ClientConfidential

Designed as a weekend home for a family of six on the Niagara Escarpment, Compass House heightens the experience of the surrounding forests, fields and hills. Through its siting, massing, tectonics and materiality, it balances intimacy and expansiveness, light and dark, land and sky. Innovating on the traditional vernacular of the longhouse, the low-slung residence connects intimately to its site; the purity of its white exterior registers each distinct season. Certified LEED Gold, the home embodies a comprehensive sustainability strategy that will ensure its existence for generations to come.