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Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 April, 2012
Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects
Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects, © Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

© Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian © Sama Jim Canzian +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Whistler, BC V0N 1B0, Canada
  • Architects

    BattersbyHowat Architects
  • Project Team

    David Battersby, Heather Howat, Tillie Kwan
  • Structural Consultant

    Equilibrium Consulting
  • Envelope Consultant

    JRS Engineering Ltd.
  • Contractor

    Need Brophy Services Ltd.
  • Area

    1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

  

© Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

Located 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.

© Sama Jim Canzian
© 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.

© Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

The 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. 

© Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

The 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.

© Sama Jim Canzian
© Sama Jim Canzian

Standing 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.

Cite: "Whistler Residence / BattersbyHowat Architects" 20 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/227636/whistler-residence-battersbyhowat-architects/>
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hungoree · July 15, 2012

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Arno M · May 05, 2012

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GAarchitetto · April 25, 2012

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Sasha Volyn · April 20, 2012

one of the best building, what i seen. i want live there )

Tom Peeters · April 20, 2012

well to me it looks rather heavy, incoherent and cold,
To me it is too much:
too many materials
too many angles
too many forms and shapes

godryk · April 20, 2012 09:03 PM

I like it very much, but I have to agree with you in that I also think that the project could have improved simplifying here and there and cleaning up some details.

godryk · April 20, 2012 09:02 PM

I like it cery much, but I have to agree with you in that I also think that the project could have improved simplifying here and there and cleaning up some details.

Zaedrud · April 20, 2012

More and more, I get the sense that if I want clients who demand adventurous modern design, I need to move to the Pacific Northwest.

This project is stunning.

Antje Pasinga · April 20, 2012

Love the building, love the interior, love the location ... Wow indeed!!

Tienie van Rooyen · April 20, 2012

Wow...
If this isn't archiporn I don't know what is.
Well done!!!

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