It is the combination of unique vision, talent, and drive that comes together to create the enviable lifestyle that is Lākhouse. The groundbreaking team at Aalto Developments lead the inspiration with a philosophy that recognizes the importance of where you live, impacts how you live. Founder and CEO, Tomi Alatalo and his partner Piia Alatalo, CFO, along with Tap Nousiainen, project manager, and architectural partner, Tero Malcolm create homes and buildings with the goal of enriching your lifestyle through thoughtful and beautiful design. With roots traced back to Finland, their approach brings a Scandinavian sensibility and premium quality to everything they do.
ISM Architects is an award-winning firm, based in Barrie, Ontario. Since their formation in 1979, they have distinguished themselves with innovative designs and building solutions. Their team consists of Architects, Technologists and Interior Designers. ISM Architects has been responsible for the design of numerous large- and small-scale condominium projects, commercial buildings, public sector institutions, residential subdivisions, office and retail spaces and custom-built homes.
U31 is an award-winning interior architecture and design studio with over twenty years of experience. The firm focuses on diverse commercial, residential and hospitality projects for clients across the globe, including luxury homes and large-scale mixed-use developments, such as Elgin East at Bayview, SkyCity and Liberty Market Lofts in Toronto. They are also the silver award recipient for Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2018.
WHY IS NATURE AN INFLUENCE?
Nature is a place to relax, enjoy activities and work out the stresses of everyday life. Some of our happiest memories come from times spent in nature – swimming in the lake, walking through the forest, skiing down a hill or hearing birds sing. It provides us with inspiration, revelation and beautiful materials to create truly timeless homes.
WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY?
Our philosophy is to create exceptional value by combining unique properties with elevated design and efficient execution. We celebrate design which combines quality, clarity and stylized simplicity with the aim to create spaces that are all about feeling comfortable.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BARRIE FOR THIS NEW PROJECT?
Our project in Barrie is all about its unique location – being on a beautiful lake, with abundant local nature-inspired amenities and activities, in addition to a vibrant downtown core – all close to larger urban areas. It’s a fabulous combination of what is unique, what is accessible and what makes for an inspired lifestyle!