Linear Property – Vancouver By Patkau Architects
It’s amazing how design rooted in streamlined simplicity can retain such movement and unexpected interest. Linear Residence in Vancouver, British Columbia epitomizes these attributes as a modern day dream home envisioned by Canadian firm, Patkau Architects.
Situated on Salt Spring Island this 276-foot extended structure attributes a enormous rectangular volume which rests on the actual house, which is flanked by an elongated line of soaring Douglas firs and other mature trees.
An awe-inspiring core breezeway allows equal views of land and water to penetrate the constructing. Divided on one particular side as the major house, the other with guest quarters, this single-story property sits on a 16-acre farm nestled amongst a landscape of grassy fields, forest and fruit orchards.
Smoky grey fibre-cement panels wrap the exterior so purely. Rather stunning are the sets of pivoting vertical partitions which run parallel the the primary program, and are tucked into charcoal gravel on a single side of homes’ sloped terrain and suspended above the concrete platform on the other. When kept ajar, these panels produce an open-air dwelling. Retractable glazed walls throughout the spacious layout also entice fresh-air flow.
Quite a few skylights shed organic rays into the vibrant interiors with tiny require for artificial lighting by day. Semitransparent white acrylic panels turn out to be the ceilings and walls which bounce this abundant countryside light. Custom fluorescent lighting induces a soft glow across the minimalist interiors in the evening.
A monolithic concrete fireplace sits in the main living region, whilst spare furnishings and specially-designed built-ins in light timber contrast nicely with the darker exterior.
One certain envy-inducing spot is the walk-in shower, a stainless steel and glass box which opens to the outside with a massive old tree as the primary point-of-view. Just amazing! In fact, every single interior space becomes a single with the organic landscape of foliage, a boundariless zone for indoor-outside living.
Linear Residence is a modern day dream home, simple in aesthetics but splendorous in kind.