Residential Design

Vol 1, 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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Top and above: A roof that soars and bends like a boomerang connects the guest wing and main house. Poking out of the ground like stalagmites, board-formed oculae are both sculptural and functional. But the grandest gesture is a two-story stair, suspended from a harp-like array of steel cables. crews and suppliers. Thrown into the mix were the 2010 Winter Olympics, which brought everything to a halt for their duration, and, during the same period, changes to Whistler's building regulations. Coupled with clients who were very engaged in the planning of the house, design development was necessarily slow and thoughtful. "Our process is a very collaborative one anyway," says Robert. "And, because the project had such a long timeline, we had a pretty large group involved. Many people from the firm moved on and off, but everyone was excited to work on it." Stone Soul There were a set of "givens" on the proj- ect that dictated the siting and shape of the house. That circular pad for one, the nearly two-dozen geothermal wells for another, and the mountain's rocky ledge. Everyone's goal was to get as much of the house and as many of the outdoor features as possible aligned with view corridors. "We did lots of studies about how to site the house," David explains. "Ultimately, the main house is based on each room having 49 VOL. 1, 2018 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM

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