The Gambier Island House located close to Vancouver, Canada is a weekend getaway designed for a younger couple with two youngsters by Mcfarlane Green Biggar Architecture + Design.
Description by Mcfarlane Green Biggar Architecture + Design Peacefully perched atop a steep rocky cliff alongside the northeast coast of Gambier Island in British Columbia, its design is a up to date model of a cabin within the woods, providing the essential pleasures of a contemporary house, whereas additionally touching flippantly on the bottom to attenuate its environmental influence. Gambier features solely off the grid and is powered by unbiased sources for warmth and electrical energy. Overlooking the wooded waterfront of Howe Sound and adjoining to a protected, forested watershed and personal cove, the secluded residence is simply accessible by way of the water. Nested into the rugged topography, the distant and troublesome entry prioritized design options with a give attention to formal financial system and easy particulars. Design selections minimized materials necessities, particularly the sparse use of concrete and the prefabrication of sure parts offsite, and lowered the variety of barge journeys required to ship the development materials and take away waste. This technique ensured the development course of had the smallest environmental footprint and introduced minimal disruption to the panorama. The hybrid construction and clear design responds each to the rugged qualities of the location and the strict environmental controls associated to the shoreline. Two stacked packing containers clad in wooden, cement board, and insulated glass home three bedrooms, two bathroomsand an open plan kitchen, eating and dwelling space over the 2 and a half ranges. Throughout, the flooring and ceilings are douglas fir, creating heat inside areas and a cohesive body from which to absorb the chic views to the ocean and mountains past, or to cozily nestle into the rocky fir forests. Expansive roof decks seamlessly prolong inside and exterior experiences. Gambier Island House was designed by mcfarlange inexperienced biggar. Steve McFarlane, now of workplace of mcfarlane biggar (omb) was the principal-in-cost of the venture. Photography by Jean Philippe Delage Visit Mcfarlane Green Biggar