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Gort Scott wins planning for Canadian home

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Gort Scott has won the go-ahead for a 1,000m² private home in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

The concrete and timber house, dubbed The Rock, will be built on a granite outcrop above Alta Lake looking out towards Whistler Mountain.

The building is divided into two parts; the main house on the upper ground of the site and a guest house at the entrance to the area. These are connected internally by an entrance hall beneath a long, narrow swimming pool.

The London-based practice won the job through an invited competition in January 2014.

The project is set to complete in 2016.

Gort Scott Canadian House

Gort Scott Canadian House

Gort Scott Canadian House

The architect’s view

‘The route to the highest point of the site is a natural sweeping curve between fallen trees and rocks across the contours of the site. As you climb a view of the mountain peaks and evergreen hills slowly unfolds.

‘This journey, with its shifting horizons, has been a key driver in the layout and design of the building. Although we are placing a significant building on the site, our aim throughout has been retain this experience when walking to and through the house.’

Gort Scott Canadian House

Project data

Location Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Type of project house
Client private
Architect Gort Scott
Start on site date January 2015
Completion date 2016
Gross internal floor area 1,000m²

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