Award winning photos of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s Horizon Neighbourhood

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Toronto-based architectural and photography studio, doublespace photography (comprised of Amanda and Younes), has been awarded the Architizer A+ Awards in Photography and Video for their stunning photographs of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple’s Horizon Neighbourhood.

doublespace photography skillfully combines architecture with landscape photography, capturing the essence of architectural design. Amanda, a qualified architect, and Younes, a former biologist, work together to create imagery that showcases the intricate details of architecture against the backdrop of the natural landscape. By blending these seemingly unrelated fields, they highlight the harmonious relationship between buildings and their surroundings, offering not only aesthetic beauty to the owners and guests but also enhancing the overall community experience.

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“We strive to create simple, bold, and elegant architectural photography,” explain Amanda and Younes, founders of doublespace photography. “Our unique creative vision is a result of our diverse backgrounds and experiences. We approach each project from two distinct angles, alternately covering different aspects, while also collaborating behind the camera to push each other to achieve the best possible results. The outcome is a collection of beautiful imagery that showcases architectural designs in the most favorable light.”

The Horizon Neighbourhood, located in the Powder Mountains of Utah, is the setting for the award-winning photographs. The neighborhood features 30 light-timber colored cabins, ranging from 92.9 to 278.71 square meters (1,000 to 3,000 square feet). These cabins were specifically commissioned for the Summer Series, a program that invites innovators and investors from various fields to discuss topics such as land stewardship, community building, and responses to climate change.

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MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple describes the Horizon Neighbourhood as an architectural expression of the company’s values, emphasizing community building, climate responsiveness, and land stewardship. The modest cabins designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple stand in contrast to the excessive architecture often seen in Mountain West resorts.

The photographs of the cabins effectively capture their unique design elements. The windows are distributed evenly on the front and sides of the structures, with varying sizes, creating a playful and inviting atmosphere. The warm shade of timber used in the construction adds to the modern and welcoming aesthetic of the cabins, challenging the notion that modern architecture lacks warmth and approachability.

The Architizer A+ Awards aims to showcase the work of pioneering architects and designers. With a mission to promote accessible architecture and emphasize the importance of timeless design, the awards received over 5,000 entries from more than 100 countries in 2020.

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