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Architect: Patkau Architects Inc.
Project Team: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, David Shone with Luke Stern, Marc Holland, Michael Thorpe, Michelle de Jong, Sebastian Elliot, Nicole Sylvia

Consultants
Structural: RJC Structural Engineering
Energy: Adapt Energy Advising
Lighting: Margot Richards Lighting Consultant
Landscape: Haven Garden Design / Red Door Landscape Services

Contractor: Rannala Freeborn Construction

Images
James Dow / Patkau Architects (1-11)
Patkau Architects (12-17)

Awards

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Description

Intertwining landscape, light, and family life, Arbour House is a loosely knit fabric of spaces that overlook Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. Its rooms share passages, views, and breezes rising off of the sea. The variously scaled spaces are unified by a rhythmic pleated ceiling, syncopated by daylight. This intricate wooden arbour, suspended below arrays of operable skylights, is a singular architectural invention that coheres and activates the whole interior. The house opens to the verdant landscape as sunlight threads into the life of the house, its gracious views, its intimate indoor-outdoor living.

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Description

Intertwining landscape, light, and family life, Arbour House is a loosely knit fabric of spaces that overlook Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. Its rooms share passages, views, and breezes rising off of the sea. The variously scaled spaces are unified by a rhythmic pleated ceiling, syncopated by daylight. This intricate wooden arbour, suspended below arrays of operable skylights, is a singular architectural invention that coheres and activates the whole interior. The house opens to the verdant landscape as sunlight threads into the life of the house, its gracious views, its intimate indoor-outdoor living.

Location

Size

Client

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

557 sq m / 6,000 sq ft

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Description

Intertwining landscape, light, and family life, Arbour House is a loosely knit fabric of spaces that overlook Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. Its rooms share passages, views, and breezes rising off of the sea. The variously scaled spaces are unified by a rhythmic pleated ceiling, syncopated by daylight. This intricate wooden arbour, suspended below arrays of operable skylights, is a singular architectural invention that coheres and activates the whole interior. The house opens to the verdant landscape as sunlight threads into the life of the house, its gracious views, its intimate indoor-outdoor living.

Intertwining landscape, light, and family life, Arbour House is a loosely knit fabric of spaces that overlook Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. Its rooms share passages, views, and breezes rising off of the sea. The variously scaled spaces are unified by a rhythmic pleated ceiling, syncopated by daylight. This intricate wooden arbour, suspended below arrays of operable skylights, is a singular architectural invention that coheres and activates the whole interior. The house opens to the verdant landscape as sunlight threads into the life of the house, its gracious views, its intimate indoor-outdoor living.

Description

Intertwining landscape, light, and family life, Arbour House is a loosely knit fabric of spaces that overlook Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia. Its rooms share passages, views, and breezes rising off of the sea. The variously scaled spaces are unified by a rhythmic pleated ceiling, syncopated by daylight. This intricate wooden arbour, suspended below arrays of operable skylights, is a singular architectural invention that coheres and activates the whole interior. The house opens to the verdant landscape as sunlight threads into the life of the house, its gracious views, its intimate indoor-outdoor living.

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