The West Vancouver – Chosun residence by Kevin Vallely Architect (Design) with Kallweit Graham Architecture

Architects: Kevin Vallely Architect (Design) with Kallweit Graham Architecture
Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Year: 2009
Photos courtesy: Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely
Description:

Arranged on the south-bound inclines of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, the Chosun home pays respect to the principles of cutting edge building design while joining unmistakably territorial components of uncovered wood and timber to make a perfect, contemporary West Coast tasteful.

Northwest elevation

The three-level home has its cellar deliberately found completely beneath grade to augment buildable floor zone while as yet showing a humble foot shaped impression to the encompassing neighborhood. The house is exposed out on a basic arrangement rule with the key everyday movement zones of kitchen, living and feasting settled around a huge bluestone smokestack – an essential vertical component that outwardly grapples the building to the site and constitutes the home’s heart.

Master ensuiteThe primary’s top floor is made out of a tongue and notch fir deck bolstered by uncovered 3×10 Douglas Fir rafters and amplifies itself outwards into the encompassing scene. Substantial planes of floor-to-roof glass catch perspectives of sea and mountains toward the south and take into account a mless incorporation between the inside and outside space.Soaring overhang at west elevationAn expansive single slanted metal rooftop with uncovered fir deck and profound glulam bars reflects the site’s incline and covers a great part of the second level. A bay window running the close full width of the rooftop lights up an open tread wood stair and its wood-cross section separating divider beneath.South east elevationThe house is assembled with both post and shaft and customary 2″x6″ wood outline development. Combined steel channel bars and segments are left uncovered – as are wood rafters and pillars – representing a conviction that the “bones” of a building can regularly be the most wonderful and expressive piece of it.

South elevationThe Chosun habitation speaks to a local adjustment to a present day stylish that permits it to straddle the apparently muddled universes of a major city and tough mountain scen

Stair View from dining View to kitchen and rear patio View to living

West elevation