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Gambier Island House by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers

By • Aug 24, 2014

Gambier Island House is a private residence designed by Gambier Island House by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers.

It is located on Gambier Island, which is itself located in Howe Sound near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Gambier Island House by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects (1)
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Gambier Island House by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers:

“The Gambier Island House is a weekend retreat for a young Vancouver couple with two children. Located on the east side of Gambier Island, the steep and wooded waterfront site is only accessed by water and totally off the grid with independent sources for heat and electricity. In celebration of the rugged qualities of the site, the design is conceived as simple forms and modest materials touching the ground just lightly. Two stacked boxes are perched on the rocky cliff, clad in wood, cement board, and glass to fend off the elements. Three-bedrooms and two bathrooms are complemented by an open-plan kitchen, dining + living area with simple lines to frame the amazing views to sea and mountains beyond, while expansive roof decks create a seamless connection with the spectacular setting. The hybrid structure is principally wood with some steel and minimal concrete, reinforcing the design intent of minimal impact on the site.”

Gambier Island House by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects (13)
First Level
Gambier Island House by Mcfarlane Biggar Architects (14)
Second Level

Photos courtesy of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers

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