One of our favorite architecture firms in Vancouver, Openspace Architecture, presented this project to us last year. Our client, who resides in South Africa and previously lived in Switzerland, wanted a Bavarian inspired home with a contemporary feel inside.
Working with nature and keeping the woodland theme, we created an opening amongst evergreens on the lower side of the property for a mass planting of blood red, red-twig dogwoods which will be seen from the upper deck.
Using a fractal form, we developed an a-symmetric stone stair tread that will be installed throughout this severely banked property and expose all of the treads beautiful angles and sides. This form will be used through out the landscape to create all platforms that extend from the house and will even be seen in the development of the homes upper terrace.