“Angular black house by Campos Studio is designed around Canadian rainforest clearing”
Black metal panels and angled wooden slats cover this pointed house Canadian practice Campos Studio has created for a woman and her dog living in Pacific Northwest rainforest. The property is set among forest in a small municipality called Sooke, which is located on Canada's Vancouver Island. The area is known for its dense old-growth forests overlooking the Salish Sea, which separates the island from Washington state on mainland US.
"A small clearing nested among the trees upon the knoll provides slices of ocean and mountains through the trunks of the large Pacific Northwest rainforest," said Campos Studio. Wrapped in black metal panels and angled wooden slats, the irregular shape of the property is designed to frame of views of the surrounding forest.
Its layout separates the owner's bedroom at one end of the home from the guest bedroom, located opposite. In the centre of the home, the kitchen, living and dining room enjoy access to a south-facing terrace, with glimpses of the waterfront visible through the trees.
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Canadian firm Campos Studio has designed an angular one-bedroom annex for a home in Vancouver, creating more space for a three-generation family.
Campos Studio designed Laneway House in Point Grey so the entire family could be closer together without everyone moving to another home.
"The goal of this project was to reunify a Japanese-Canadian family in a way that would allow them to support each other across three generations," said the studio.
"By developing the project on the family property, the building sidesteps Vancouver's substantial land values while addressing the need to re-engage family structures so that care can be provided for ageing family members."
Situated in one the city's residential neighbourhoods close to its Downtown district, the project is typical of the area where smaller units – known as laneway houses – are built to the rear of pre-existing lots and open onto a back lane. The buildings are often separated from the main larger dwelling by a garden, with the larger roads running past the front of the property.