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Floating House

Kerrisdale, Vancouver

FLOATING HOUSE IN THE NATIONAL POST >

This highly innovative private residence breaks new ground with an architectural concrete envelope that uses a completely unique white concrete mix custom developed exclusively for the project. The project is a fusion of contemporary east-Asian, and west coast design influences. The composition appears to float on a large reflecting pool set within an oriental garden setting. Large expanses of glazing and sliding doors are framed in African mahogany wood and screened with a dynamic architectural wood screen. The interiors flow with cascading floor slabs and dramatic volumes as unnecessary partitions are removed to create interior ‘exhibition’ spaces. The minimalist interior finishing details include stone slab floors, a suspended main stair of steel and hardwood; floating ceilings; and suspended custom fireplaces.

TYPE Private Residence

SIZE 4,000 sq ft (372 SM)

SERVICES PROVIDED
Architectural Design Services, Interior Design

COLLABORATORS
Building Envelope: Spratt Emanuel; Builder Concrete/Envelope: Iconstrux (Arno Matis); Construction Admin (post envelope completion): Ruf Projects; Geotechnical Engineer: GeoPacific; Landscape Architect: Paul Sangha; Photography: Michael Elkan, John Sinal; Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp