Drifter Way / Stark Architecture

Drifter Way / Stark Architecture

Drifter Way / Stark Architecture - Table, Countertop, Chair, Beam, WindowsDrifter Way / Stark Architecture - Stairs, HandrailDrifter Way / Stark Architecture - Windows, Facade, ForestDrifter Way / Stark Architecture - Door, Windows, HandrailDrifter Way / Stark Architecture - More Images+ 13

Whistler, Canada
  • Architects: Stark Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3200 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Krista Jahnke
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  BC Brick Supplies, Eames, Flos, Kaws, Ply Gem, Whistler Welding Services
Drifter Way / Stark Architecture - Table, Windows, Chair, Glass
© Krista Jahnke

Text description provided by the architects. What a project, and what a set of clients! Mitch and Foz are two infectiously happy and chilled people with two young kids. They had purchased this 1970's Whistler cabin which had a huge lot, but the building itself needed a lot of TLC. Rather than knock down the building which is so common in Whistler, we set about planning to renovate the existing building and tie it into a new two storey modern warehouse / industrial extension. The zoning of the site allowed for an additional auxiliary building to the east of the site.

Drifter Way / Stark Architecture - Windows, Facade, Forest
© Krista Jahnke

The new plans give a three bedroom rent-able suite, a two bedroom standalone rent-able building and a three bedroom primary residence. Tying the buildings together was tricky, but the use of standing seam metal and more industrial materials along with a small amount of warm wood, complements the traditional shapes of the existing cabin.

Drifter Way / Stark Architecture - Door, Windows, Handrail
© Krista Jahnke

One of the main consideration with the primary residence was to create a space capable of displaying the couples growing modern / urban art collection. An equally important request was to have a space which could host large house parties and gatherings, as well as taking in the views of Blackcomb and Whistler mountains.

New Upper Floor

A steel moment frame was used for the new open plan extension to allow for a continuous free flowing space.

Drifter Way / Stark Architecture - Lighting, Windows, Chair
© Krista Jahnke

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Cite: "Drifter Way / Stark Architecture" 30 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/893426/drifter-way-stark-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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