Arie Mellor Residence, Winnipeg, Canada, 1963

These first prairie houses were designed for a builder/ contractor and his friend, a structural engineer.
It seemed to me that in the long winters of this enormous, flat landscape, the architecture had to be bold with strongly stepped geometry.
Trainloads of redwood were used, treated with newly invented porous Swedish sealant which allowed the cladding to "breathe".
The clients have moved on and the new resident families have made contact in seeking advice as to how to enhance and maintain their homes within the spirit in which they were first designed and built.  Very gratifying indeed!

Maurice Block Residence                                                                                          Winnipeg, Canada, 1964

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Block Residence