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Beach House / Cibinel Architecture

  • 11:00 - 24 November, 2016
Beach House / Cibinel Architecture
Beach House / Cibinel Architecture, © Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

© Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski © Jerry Grajewski + 20

  • Structural Engineer

    Hanuschak Consultants Inc.
  • General Contractor

    Dyson Construction Ltd.
  • Canadian Softwood Producer

    Brown & Rutherford Co. Ltd.
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© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

Text description provided by the architects. Fully exposed to spectacular sunsets and impressive thunderstorms, the Beach House embraces the prairie skies and changing waterscapes. This 2,000-square foot residence was designed to echo the stone and wood cottage vernacular of this beachside community. Harmonizing with the surrounding landscape, cedar and fir were used both inside and out, and emit the natural aesthetic of an age-old building material.

© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

With a playfulness of scale, low rooflines introduce the visitor to lofty interior spaces that celebrate a panoramic view and an ocean-like horizon line of water and sky. The interior is extended outward across the deck with a wall of windows that open to create what feels more like a screened-in porch with a dramatic roof overhang and the summer breeze sweeping through it.

© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski
Plan
Plan
© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

Adorned with Western Red Cedar, roof planes transition to wall surfaces. Horizontal siding clads the front and back facades as a subtle twist on traditional shiplap planking of surrounding cottages. The cedar was left exposed to allow the wood to silver with age.

© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

The interior further showcases the versatility of wood design applications but also introduces an aesthetic of raw steel and concrete: solid fir roof beams are anchored with custom steel rafter ties; and a board-formed concrete feature wall is constructed with a built-in staircase and fireplace.

© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

Product Description. Western Red Cedar was selected for its top-performing durability, structural ingenuity and relatively low maintenance. The No.1 Blue Ribbon, Perfection, CCA treated, 18" Western Red Cedar, resquared & rebutted (R&R) shingles and horizontal 1” x 4” boards used on the exterior of the Beach House were not finished with a paint or stain to allow the wood to silver with age, conveying a subtle, modern twist on traditional ship plank of the surrounding cottages.

© Jerry Grajewski
© Jerry Grajewski

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Cite: "Beach House / Cibinel Architecture" 24 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799084/beach-house-cibinel-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884