Kamis, 23 April 2015

Charming snow house overlooking Whistler valley in Columbia, Canada

Hadaway House was designed by Patkau Architects. This house is located in a charming snow house overlooking Whistler valley in southwest British Columbia, Canada. The project developers explain how the unconventional shape of the retreat derives from the intersection of two main aspects: “The first is the allowable building footprint and height. The second is the need to shed snow from the roof into appropriate storage areas within the site. The sculptural volume that emerges from this intersection of extruded building footprint and folding snow-shed roof is occupied in a manner that maintains the inherent plastic properties of the building form.” Concrete, steel and heavy timber ensure resistance without compromising in aesthetics.

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