This House Have A Folding Roof That Floats Over A Ridge

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Marko Simcic and Brian Broster designed the Ridge House, a retreat located on Pender Island in British Columbia, Canada.

You can watch a video of the house on Vimeo – here

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The architect’s description

Our response to this site and our client’s relationship to it was to imbue this 2,500 square foot retreat with a sense of floating over the ridge rather than being anchored to it.

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Having a strong relationship to both the north and south orientations characterized by openness and distance together with steep grades, this site presented a fulcrum from which the roof emerged as the project’s organizing feature.

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The large folding roof form became the primary enclosure of space—it orients, focuses and extends the experiences; the outdoor cantilevers protect from rain, wind and summer sun while capturing reflected light from the ocean; the ceiling reflects installed lighting and modulates acoustics providing conditions for the client’s musical performances; and run-off is directed to a north collection/reflecting pool.

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Beyond this, the roof met the site and clients with an aesthetic companion—as both a geological and musical metaphor.

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This House Have A Folding Roof That Floats Over A Ridge
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