A residence designed by architect Malcolm Wildeboer of Vandenberg & Wildeboer Architects is the winner of the 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge.
2016 Marvin Architects Challenge Showdown Winner - Wedge House

Wildeboer’s project, Wedge House, was also awarded top prize in the juried round of the 2016 competition, receiving the Best In Show title in May at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention in Philadelphia.

In his challenge submission, Wildeboer noted that the Wedge House is beautifully situated in Ottawa, Canada, with a quarter-mile approach that winds through a towering stand of century pines to a scenic shoreline. The 4,000-square-foot vacation home embraces a comfortable balance between shelter and exposure on the edge of the Ottawa River.

“The entire east façade – a glazed screen of soaring Marvin windows – evokes a bold yet delicate transparency, like a giant tent screen opening toward the rising sun,” said Wildeboer.

As the Showdown winner, Wildeboer will receive a trip to the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held from October 5 to 6 in Los Angeles.

Click here to view all of the 2016 Marvin Architects Challenge winning projects

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