It’s official. July 2012 was the hottest July ever in Toronto since records have been maintained. The hottest and the driest. Oddly, it was also the wettest – on the few occasions it did rain, the thunderstorms were intense. For those without air conditioning, living in a wave might have been a recurring thought.
Someone in Florida had the same thought, except they amended it to account for the floods that hit the coast.
Situated on Casey Key, a thin barrier island, Totems Inc designed the vacation / guest house with a sweeping arc that resembles a wave. The living quarters are one storey up and steel pilings sink deep into the ground to provide support in case of flooding.
The interior is simple – a single bedroom, bathroom, living area, and kitchen. Glue-laminated pine beams bring warmth to the uncluttered spaces that open to magnificent scenery.