extended outdoor living spaces designed for the Canadian climate. The building’s plan and section is focused around a south-facing side-yard terrace creating an L-shaped cantilevered volume which helps shelter it from the winter winds while leaving it open to the warmth of the winter sun. This side terrace
protected outdoor space for year-round use, while providing the framework for integrated passive design strategies.
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and an outdoor chalk board and play deck. Mature agaves were kept and a mixture of grasses and succulents were planted around a new outdoor dining area. A low water use lawn is flanked with a bamboo grove to provide privacy from the neighbor.
indoor and outdoor living areas.
Part of the fun was in seeing what happened when a broad gabled volume was bent to respond to the contours of the site and to begin to suggest an outdoor space on the water side. Keeping the gable roof un-bent while putting a crook in the plan resulted in some curious volumes
refuge for outdoor living during the short summer season in Wyoming. Broad overhangs, articulated in wood, taper to thin steel “brim” that protects the buildings from harsh western weather. The roof of the living pavilion extends to create a covered outdoor extension for the main living space. The cas
garden and outdoor living space with a hilltop setting overlooking the Calgary Skyline to the south and the Rocky Mountains to the west. The garden design features materials inspired from the residence architecture and elements include stone walkways, fireplace, cabana, pizza oven, shed, splash pool and hot
to the outdoors along the way. Public areas of the house open up to engage the outdoor living spaces, while bedrooms along the north side of the home preserve privacy. The mass of the home was sited along the northern portion of the lot to take advantage of natural light throughout the year. Overhangs