This expansive family home is located within dense woodland next to Lake Ontario, Canada. The architect, Omar Gandhi has lined the interior with oak panelling and limestone cladding reflecting the external materials and the setting.

Internally the house layout follows the slope across the site with three distinct volumes connected by a curving staircase connecting several its various split levels. The kitchen and a casual dining area are positioned on the top floor, timber frame windows provide panoramic views over the surrounding landscape.

DUO lamps by Vibia in the Canadian House

This article presents a charming example of the use of wood in interiors together with lamps by Vibia factory.

Timber is featured throughout the house as a way of reflecting the warmth of both natural and artificial light within the various habitable spaces. This is exemplified by Duo the ceiling light collection designed by Ramos & Bassols for Vibia which combines an external metal shell with an inner oak lining. A row of four of the dome versions sit over the kitchen worktop while the cylindrical version is used elsewhere.

You can find out more about the project on the factory's website.

More information about the Duo collection can be found here.