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Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture

  • 01:00 - 11 November, 2012
Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture
Lefebvre-Smyth Residence / CEI Architecture, © Ed White
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kaleden, BC, Canada
  • Design Team

    Nick Bevanda, Robert Cesnik, Craig Milton, Dan Sawyer
  • Area

    3000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. This single family residence sits on a spectacular Okanagan property on the west bank of Skaha Lake. The building is oriented towards the view to the south of Kaleden Village and eastward towards the lake.

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Due to the steep sloping site, the building footprint was minimized in order to reduce complex foundation construction. The majority of living space is placed on a second floor cantilevering over the steep gorge of the property.

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© Ed White

The building form is primarily defined by the sloped roof. The roof slopes to the south as a shading device that blocks the extreme summer sun from penetrating into the living space. The shallow slope is repeated over the service block, which includes the garage, laundry facility and studio.

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© Ed White

The building is constructed from materials including glue laminated beams, wood decking and TJI’s. The building is modernistic in its form. It responds to the unique site and climate and is expressive of its construction methodology.

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jim · November 26, 2012

love those windows and skylights - clever use of long overhangs and cantilevers to reduce solar exposure on the south side.

Hugh Jansen · November 23, 2012

A beautiful building. I especially like the view through the house from the front entry and the effective use of skylights to emphasize the internal circulation.

Kelly · November 23, 2012

Gorgeous. This is my dream house. I always dream about houses that aren't too big to easily clean!

scott · November 23, 2012

Awesome design,love how the design works with the slope. Looks like a nice open, bright home.


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