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Salt Spring Island Residence

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

This was a project designed in collaboration with Lundberg Design.  Lundberg Design worked out the schematic design and Worthington A + D was asked to develop that design and bring it to fruition.  The clients already had a cabin on the site but it was run-down, poorly sited and did not take advantage of the incredible view of the water adjacent to the site.  Therefore the new design was a unapologetically modern, three story building that aimed at capturing the view that existed on this fantastic northwestern site.  The building stretches up as the slope tumbles down to the water’s edge in order to accentuate the vertical view of land, sea, trees and sky that the site provides.  The building is clad in a metal corrugated rainscreen, the windows are black metal, the interior floors are polished concrete and the interior walls are clad with wood siding echoing the trees that surround the building. The residence then has an amazing rectilinear deck that cantilevers out and stretches towards the sound which gives a feel of a floating bridge spanning the sloping terrain.