The goal of the design for the main house was to complete the Fish Creek compound where multiple generations of the architect’s extended family could gather and experience the wonders of the site, while also serving as an intimate home for two.
Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest.
Architects: AGATHOM Co. Project: Rainforest Retreat Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Photography: Steven Evans Located on the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, this small dwelling provides the client with a retreat to call home, and an art studio in which to work. The Rainforest retreat is nestled in tall woods, allowing for intimate, […]
Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Project: Lightbox Principal: Peter Bohlin, FAIA, Robert Miller, FAIA Project Manager: Jeremy Evard, AIA, Associate Project Team: Patricia Flores, Kyle Phillips Location: Point Roberts, Washington, USA Area 1560.0 ft2 Photography: Nic Lehoux Designed as a home and studio for a photographer and his young family, Lightbox is located on a peninsula […]
Located in a land conservancy, Artist Retreat by GLUCK+ is a collection of wood-clad cubes orient toward a pond at the bottom of a sloped site. These eight forms touch the ground lightly and follow the topography of the land, linked by glass enclosed hallways. Their simple shapes are strong silhouettes in an agricultural landscape, […]
Val Des Monts Retreat is a tranquil forest retreat designed by Christopher Simmonds Architect, an architectural studio based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. From the architect: A family cottage in the Gatineau hills infused with Canadiana shifts its way over the edge of a cliff to command views of the adjacent lake. The retreat is gently […]