+HOUSE by Superkul Minus the fireplace!! The World Health Organisation (2011 report) recommends that woodheaters and open fires be banned in first world countries. This would be a massive reduction in emissions and save hundreds of thousands of lives currently lost through breathing of smoke! We need to think SOLAR and GAS!
Perched high on a bluff overlooking Saanich Inlet, Touchstone captures the essence of contemporary West Coast design. To bring light into this North facing home, a variety of strategies were employed, including pop-up roof lines, expansive floor to ceiling windows, skylights and clerestory windows. Exterior finishes of corrugated steel, local stone and Western Red Cedar, that echo the trees outside, create a sense of belonging.