Ambleside Residence

West Vancouver British Columbia 4000 sf

This home was designed to be a self-sufficient building without compromising comfort and aesthetic. The modulation of the exterior can be seen in two traditions past: the Shoji screen and the use of removable cedar panels of Native Long-Houses. Cisterns distribute collected rainwater for usage in the home. The occupants control the heating and cooling requirements season to season. A rolling insulating panel system covers the windows in cold months, vary in the spring and fall, and can be stacked away in summer for maximum solar power and light. The panels act as a living art installation. The home is never static, always moving to the rhythm of life.