The contemporary house designed by Arno Matis Architecture is located in Kerrisdale, Vancouver and its main features are the beautiful landscaping with mirrors, marble floors and brises on the facade.
From the architects: This highly innovative private residence breaks new ground with an architectural concrete envelope that uses a completely unique white concrete mix custom developed exclusively for the project. The project is a fusion of contemporary east-Asian, and west coast design influences. The composition appears to float on a large reflecting pool set within an oriental garden setting. Large expanses of glazing and sliding doors are framed in African mahogany wood and screened with a dynamic architectural wood screen. The interiors flow with cascading floor slabs and dramatic volumes as unnecessary partitions are removed to create interior ‘exhibition’ spaces. The minimalist interior finishing details include stone slab floors, a suspended main stair of steel and hardwood; floating ceilings; and suspended custom fireplaces.
Kerrisdale, Vancouver – Canada
Architect: Arno Matis Architecture
Area: 4,000 sq ft
Building Envelope: Spratt Emanuel
Builder Concrete/Envelope: Iconstrux (Arno Matis)
Construction Admin (post envelope completion): Ruf Project
Geotechnical Engineer: GeoPacific
Landscape Architect: Paul Sangha
Structural Engineer: Fast + Epp
Photography: Michael Elkan, John Sinal