Gulf Islands, BC : 2007
3200 square feet
Balanced on the spine of a rocky ridge, the linear house threads through a grove of arbutus. As you move through the house, the exposed rafters gradually invert into a butterfly roof opening to bring light and views into the main social areas. The rhythm and movement of the roof structure is subtle but the spatial mood changes dramatically from enclosed and protective at the entrance to open and expansive in the living and dining rooms.