It is wonderful how design rooted in streamlined simplicity can retain such movement and unexpected interest. Linear Property in Vancouver, British Columbia epitomizes these attributes as a modern day dream house envisioned by Canadian firm, Patkau Architects.
Situated on Salt Spring Island this 276-foot lengthy structure functions a enormous rectangular volume which rests on the actual residence, which is flanked by an elongated line of soaring Douglas firs and other mature trees.
An awe-inspiring core breezeway enables equal views of land and water to penetrate the constructing. Divided on one side as the principal residence, 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 gorgeous are the sets of pivoting vertical partitions which run parallel the the principal system, and are tucked into charcoal gravel on one 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 all through the spacious layout also entice fresh-air flow.
Several skylights shed natural rays into the vibrant interiors with tiny need for artificial lighting by day. Semitransparent white acrylic panels become 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 primary living location, whilst spare furnishings and specially-developed built-ins in light timber contrast effectively with the darker exterior.
A single certain envy-inducing spot is the stroll-in shower, a stainless steel and glass box which opens to the outdoors with a enormous old tree as the principal point-of-view. Just remarkable! In truth, every single interior space becomes one particular with the organic landscape of foliage, a boundariless zone for indoor-outdoor living.
Linear Home is a contemporary dream house, simple in aesthetics but splendorous in kind.