Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects

first_img Canada ArchDaily Projects Year:  “COPY” Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects Photographs:  Sama Jim Canzian   Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianLocated in a Whistler neighborhood halfway up the mountainside, this house was designed for clients who appreciate the timber structure characteristic of a Whistler Chalet, but desired a unique family home for seven that would capture this ambience without its typical organization and aesthetic.Save this picture!© Sama Jim Canzian Situated in a prominent site, the visual mass of the structure was diminished by making a substantial portion of the house appear to be below grade through the strategic removal of bedrock, and by the extension of the living room terrace over the garage. An upper courtyard deck area was also carved in to the massing to gather light centrally into the house. The result is a home that looks deceptively modest in relation to the neighboring properties. Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe careful allocation of program allows for retreat zones for both adults and children on the uppermost and lower floor levels respectively. Privacy is also achieved through edited views from within the home that capture the many distant mountain peaks along with the immediacy of the rock and flora that embed the house in its site. The lowest level, which connects directly to grade, has a maze-like disposition of private and communal spaces. Exposed concrete walls bracket seamless wood lined alcoves that provide access to the sleeping quarters and service spaces located on this level.  Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianThe main floor is a large open room animated by multiple natural light sources and varied views to the forest and mountains beyond. As on the first floor, walls extend past corners obscuring the space’s sense of containment. On the exterior, walls operate in a similar manner by extending the perceived limits of the interior and cropping views to control exposure and privacy. Save this picture!© Sama Jim CanzianStanding seam metal roofing and black stained shingles clad the main form of the structure. In contrast, recessed areas are lined with clear finished red cedar, douglas fir beams and large planes of glazing that bring warmth and light into the interior spaces.Project gallerySee allShow less’Latest Works’ Lecture by Manuel Aires Mateus at MITArticlesMONU Magazine New Issue: Non-UrbanismArticles Share Area:  1050 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWhistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Sama Jim Canzian+ 29 Share CopyAbout this officeBattersbyHowat ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesWhistlerCanadaPublished on April 20, 2012Cite: “Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects” 20 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses 2010 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/227636/whistler-residence-battersbyhowat-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Whistler, Canada “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/227636/whistler-residence-battersbyhowat-architects Clipboardlast_img read more