Randy Bens designs a house around the idea of a covered, exterior living space
Architect Randy Bens has designed a new home in West Vancouver, Canada.
The description from the architect:
The building is a very long, carved rectangle that captures a stunning westward view.
The house was designed around the idea of a covered, exterior living space, which is open to the view and morning light through a glazed clerestory window band.
On the east side, the floor plate is indented in 3 places which brings the landscape in, and provide relief to the flat facade.
The roof is a simple extrusion, made asymmetrical by the vaulted living spaces.
The vaulted roofs are represented by an open rafter, and contain the living spaces.
The the trussed roofs are represented by a flat soffit, and contain support spaces.
The muted exterior materials are concrete, wood and metal.
Contractor: Ruegamer Construction
Photography by Ema Peter Photography
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