Notification Window

Welcome to BLOAAG (the OAA Blog)!

An inclusive space for membership engagement, the blOAAg is a section of the OAA Website for posting content and ideas to share with the entire OAA community. The views and opinions expressed in these posts are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Ontario Association of Architects or the OAA Council. We encourage active participation and respectful dialogue through comments on these posts and welcome the diversity of voices in our membership.

You must be a (Licensed architect, Intern architect, Licensed Technologist OAA, Student Associate, Life, Honorary or Retired Member) to access BLOAAG. A username and password is required for access to this Service.

August 28, 2016

Lake Cottage (2013)
The dialogue between building and nature - structure and site - is among the most fundamental considerations in the design of a cottage. Whether...
Image Credit: Naho Kubota, UUfie Inc.
Architectural Credit: UUfie Inc.
-UUfie Inc.

August 16, 2016

Mink Islands Cottage (1996)
Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline – characterized by distinctive granite outcrops, windswept eastern white pines, and the notorious...
Image Credit: Michael Miller
Architectural Credit: Michael Miller Architect Inc.
-Michael Miller Architect.

July 31, 2016

Reed’s Bay House (2014)
Straddling the Canada-US border where the Saint Lawrence River emerges from Lake Ontario, the Thousands Islands is an ecologically and...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: Superkül Inc.
-Superkül Inc.

July 19, 2016

Muskoka Boathouse (1999)
Among Ontario’s millions of acres of forests and tens of thousands of lakes, no expanse has become more closely associated to cottages...
Image Credit: James Dow
Architectural Credit: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects inc.
-Shim-Sutcliffe Architects inc.

June 30, 2016

Castle Frank (1794-1829)
Few building types are as intrinsically knit into Ontario's cultural identity as the cottage, the wilderness retreat of thousands of Ontarians...
Image Credit: Castle Frank, a house created by Governor Simcoe near York, Upper Canada, 1796, Elizabeth Simcoe - sketches, Simcoe family fonds, F 47-11-1-0-231, Archives of Ontario
Architectural Credit: n/a

March 09, 2016

Go Home Bay Cabin (2015)
Location: Go Home Bay, Georgian Bay, ONArchitects: Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.Date of completion: 2015OAA Awards 2016 Design Excellence...
Image Credit: Tom Arban
Architectural Credit: Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.
-Ian MacDonald Architect Inc.