Floating House | Kerrisdale Vancouver BC | Arno Matis Architecture
Floating House
Arno Matis Architecture - FloatingHouse

“Southeast Asia meets West Coast in a vision of light”
– the National Post

LOCATION: KERRISDALE, VANCOUVER, BC TYPE: SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSE SIZE: 4,000 SF SERVICES: ARCHITECTURAL, INTERIOR STATUS: COMPLETE

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.

Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House
Floating House