The BlackCliff Home is located on a granite rock rising 40 meters above the shoreline. This location is a geographical “half-way” level for a dispersed household who’re intermittently working and dwelling on a number of continents. The house accommodates numerous dwelling preparations whereas connecting to the positioning’s plentiful pure character.
It’s an expression of the shopper’s need to create a gathering place for present and future generations whereas nonetheless with the ability to accommodate a smaller household unit. The home takes its cues from distinct and divergent topographical options: views and light-weight to the southwest and the acute contours that drop to the Salish Sea to the west. The home pivots round these two axes leading to a shifting spatial geometry on the intersection of the principle and higher flooring which seems as a void in the midst of the positioning.
The higher flooring helps intimacy for a small household sleeping inside a decent core whereas nonetheless with the ability to accommodate bigger household items in outer mendacity “wings”. These two areas of the constructing are separated however related externally by a shared out of doors terrace. A circulation backbone that runs parallel to this void is situated within the centre of the home to reap the benefits of the balanced gentle and vertical views which are made doable by the sectional reduce.
The primary flooring dwelling areas are related on the floor flooring by out of doors and auxiliary areas organized alongside this reduce. These areas embody a portray room floating above a reflecting pond on the entrance lobby on one finish, and a bamboo courtyard off the household room, workplace and a tea room on the different finish of the circulation backbone. The courtyards enable for a deeply stacked program to get gentle and air with out impairing both view or pure gentle.
The spatial expertise of the home is each acquainted and barely disorienting- a results of the efforts to stability the connection between the common orientation of the steeply sloping floor and the off-axis orientation of the sunshine and views to create important and intimate areas on the core which have a robust connection to the out of doors atmosphere.