This home and studio was planned as a grand sweeping crescent opening to spectacular vistas over a pebble beach, north across Georgia Strait to the Coast Mountains. Internal spaces flog the ocean shore and open to embrace sun from the north side. Exposed glulam beams curve through space highlighting the circulation gallery and peaking a sense of curiosity as to what lies beyond. The arcs continue outside as a formalized and unifying landscape element between the buildings, gardens, and forest beyond. The interior is composed of a simply expressed post and beam structure with architectural concrete fin walls, hardwood, and bluestone floors and w alonsimple wall planes creating a clean modern space.



Bo Helliwell, Kim Smith + Blue Sky Architecture


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