Cardinal Residence

Location: Stony Plain, Alberta

Area: 10,000 sq. ft.

Completed: 1982

In the natural landscape of Stony Plain, Alberta, the Cardinal Studio and Residence uses simple construction methods and forms to create a sculptural dialogue with the land. Retaining walls act as natural elements in the landscape, as they give shape to the dwelling. The symbolic freestanding elements in the vicinity of the Cardinal children and elders symbolize the learning that is shared between them in a natural setting.