Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture

Architects: Architecture Building Culture
Project: Cranley Drive Residence
Location: West Vancouver, Canada
Size: 3200 ft2
Year 2016
Photographer: Andrew Latreille, Mark Ritchie (photo 9)

The Cranley Drive Residence is a single story house that takes its cue directly from the topography as it climbs the sloping property in four large steps. The design reinterprets many of the hallmarks of West Coast Modernism: a simple roof form, an open-plan layout, planar walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and glazed doors that afford an abundance of natural light and bind the inside with outdoor terraces and views.

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 1

The family relocated to British Columbia in 2008. The new residence was designed after the family had lived in the existing house for two years and learned how they and the seasons interacted with the site. The design was centered on a strong need for light, sun, and both visual and physical connections to all the available outdoor space, and culminated in a single-story house where every room accesses south light and a garden.

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 2

The living quarters is at street level. Each bedroom is accompanied by its own terrace that links to the courtyard area, with the master bedroom situated at the top. The living space is framed by large matching glass sliders and windows that face the front and back yards allowing for ample natural light during the grey winter months, as well as expansive views extending from the forest and cliffs to the rear, through the house to the front garden, the street, and ultimately the neighborhood. Neither orientation, front or back, is over-emphasized at the expense of the other, so that living in this house is as much about enjoying a private landscape as a shared one.

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 3

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 4

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 5

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 6

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 7

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 8

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 9

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 10

Cranley Drive Residence by Architecture Building Culture 11

blank

Newsletter HomeWorldDesign

To be updated with all the latest projects

Most Recent

Most Popular

Domestic Gathering – Carpet by Stephanie Langard

By using appropriately primitive materials and craft techniques, designer Stephanie Langard has created Domestic Gathering Carpet. Its purpose is to bring people together who...
Modern Mexican Home Juggling With Geometric Volumes and Neat Lines 6

Modern Mexican Residence Juggling With Geometric Volumes and Neat Lines

This modern mexican home was designed as a tailor-made suit for a young couple who were looking for a refuge that would take them away from the outer chaos and create a space of tranquility to enhance their human development.
Lagoon Apartment by Shir Shtaigman

Lagoon Apartment by Shir Shtaigman

The central element in the Lagoon apartment is a dark blue cube – one side turns the kitchen, while the other side points to the corridor and the rooms.

All I Own House by PKMN Architectures

In 2013, Yolanda the designer from Errepila, moves into her grandparents' house, situated in a small village in Madrid, away from the bustle of...
Californian Farmhouse Renovated Using a Mixture of Fir, White Oak, and Walnut 1

Californian Farmhouse Renovated Using a Mixture of Fir, White Oak, and Walnut

An existing 30-yr Californian farmhouse was used as an exterior shell and the interior was renovated like Theseus’ ship, piece by piece, until it was totally new.

More Articles Like This