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Russet Residence by Splyce Design

Ivan Hunter

Nestled in a small wooded area with a stunning ocean view, the Russet Residence by Splyce Design rises atop a steep incline in West Vancouver, Canada. In order to make the most of this hilltop site without compromising environmentally fragile surroundings, portion of the main and upper floor is cantilevered back out past the foundation, allowing the native creek side vegetation to grow up, under and around as an uninterrupted, wild, forest floor. This reclamation of space is clearly pronounced in the dining room, where it projects fifteen feet out past the concrete foundation wall. By eliminating window frames and extending the glazing panels on all three sides of the room, past the floor and ceiling planes, the space dissolves into the adjacent forest canopy and provides framed views though to the ocean beyond.

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