ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Canada
  5. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  6. 2007
  7. Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

  • 01:00 - 21 June, 2012
Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, © Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

© Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux © Nic Lehoux +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Valley in rural Canada
  • Project Team

    Todd Howard, Steve Raike, Jackie Bacon
  • Principal For Design

    Peter Q. Bohlin
  • Project Manager

    Jeffrey Jones
  • Area

    6300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

From the architect. Overlooking a broad valley with distant views of rural Canada, this house stretches along the crest of a narrow ridge surrounded by evergreen and hardwood forest. The retreat was conceived as a place for year round recreation as well as quiet solitude.

© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

After entering the site through a thick grove of evergreens, the drive turns to reveal the first glimpse of the home— a long, linear core of cut stone sliding under a single slope roof and through a delicate glass volume. The stone core, punctuated by two large fireplace masses, organizes the spaces, with primary circulation along the south face of the stone. Gaps in the stone core provide access to each of the living spaces, while the core itself houses bathrooms, closets and other support spaces. Anchored to the south by the stone mass, the living spaces extend north onto a wood deck overlooking the steep slope with tall walls of glass blurring the boundary between inside and out.

© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

The master suite opens to the north and west, providing views through the forest to a secluded stone fire square for evening gathering. Three rows of rigorously detailed steel structure provide the framework for the Douglas fir rafters and single slope metal roof. The long south roof overhang provides shading in the summer, while the low winter sun warms the stone bar. The roof over the living spaces projects upwards and outwards, heightening one’s awareness of the sunlit view to the north. Light monitors are clipped to the face of both chimneys, washing the fireplaces with natural light. Additional free standing roof monitors provide light to spaces within a stone core. Both clear and translucent glass enclose the south wall, providing a play of light and space experienced along the circulation spine.

© Nic Lehoux
© Nic Lehoux

Carefully positioned in the natural landscape, this house is bold yet delicate. It is both a retreat and a gathering place.

Cite: "Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson" 21 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/246058/ridge-house-bohlin-cywinski-jackson/>
Read comments

17 Comments

Thermochip · August 07, 2012

Lo que Peter Bohlin hace con #madera http://t.co/zKK6hwMv vía @archdaily

David Kominek · July 04, 2012

fantastic house with great materials and simplicity in design - Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson http://t.co/fAT8wpw1 via @archdaily

Patricia Burneo · June 25, 2012
aHand · June 23, 2012

Good wrightian design, I like this office.

Rebecca Vanderbilt · June 22, 2012

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | ArchDaily http://t.co/zPFGpkcp

Koh Samui and Beyond · June 22, 2012

Daily #modern #architecture #design Inspiration: Ridge House in Canada http://t.co/UnpKLxmW

Nicholas Patten · June 22, 2012

Ridge House. http://t.co/RpV3vzyk

Jason Ross · June 22, 2012

Sweet simplicity http://t.co/RP4k144X

rainsea · June 22, 2012

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | ArchDaily http://t.co/cCxQ8YFx via @archdaily http://t.co/zR36knbB #architecture

Travel Writer · June 22, 2012

RT| Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: © Nic Lehoux
Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location:... http://t.co/Bc58Cq6D @archdaily

relatively related · June 22, 2012

Via @ArchDaily - Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson http://t.co/XwKGM9iy #architecture

Mark Gardner · June 22, 2012

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | ArchDaily http://t.co/S1zuO1HA via @archdaily

him + her · June 22, 2012

Architecture Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Location: ... http://t.co/5KDNX0Di #architecture

Arquitectura · June 22, 2012

Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson http://t.co/JPTPHjQp #architecture

Josh Herrman · June 22, 2012

As @JimCarrey would say "B-E-A-utiful" - Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson | ArchDaily http://t.co/5VWS8XY3 via @archdaily #architecture

I, Architect. · June 22, 2012

#iaflash Ridge House / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson http://t.co/ER0gp05D #architecture http://t.co/bWTwSvPm

Joe Biondo · June 22, 2012

Great rigor - nice rational plan. Great work BCJ!

···

Comments are closed

Read comments