Evolution of Residential Design
Have you ever dreamed of your own modern, mountainside cabin with a view to the ocean?
The process of luxury cabin design begins before anything is drawn as I explain in my article "Your Architect Needs To Do These FOUR Things Before Drawing ANYTHING", but inspiration is a powerful drug that can motivate you and help you establish what your direction will be - what you like. As a modern house architect, I can use advanced visualization software to explore a variety of ideas without spending much time on particulars.
The intent of this exercise is not to create a specific design; the conceptual images are not tied - nor necessarily well-suited - to any particular context illustrated. Some images may show some unresolved software artifacts, but each is a "loose sketch" of a sort to generate a look and feel.
Let's begin with a fairly conventional form. West Coast architecture has always used wood as a fundamental ingredient, expressed as cladding, structure, or both.
Let's try a flat roof instead, for a contemporary look.
Here is a large house with a not-overly complex form, perched near the shore.
Perhaps we're considering a property that's less exposed - set back into the woods.
Pushing the concept of modernity, we can imagine flat-roof structures that have less of a traditional residential feel than houses with a sloped roof.
This concept uses concrete to echo the angular, hard edges of young mountains.
This modern house is a fairly efficient form.
Articulating the building form but combining it with vegetated roofs, we end up with something more akin to a rocky outcropping common to the foothills of a mountain range.
Switching to a dense forest surrounding, I'm exploring some simple pitched-roof concepts that wrap the roof down the wall to provide shade.
Are you inspired to build your own dream cabin in the woods of British Columbia's West Coast (or anywhere else in the province, really)? Perhaps you're considering a net zero home to weather the extreme weather in Canada. Leverage the benefits of a modern house architect and book a free Diagnostic Session™ during which I can explain the first steps to take.
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