Viseur

BOWEN ISLAND, BC​
SIZE: 2,200 SF
YEAR: 2020

BOWEN ISLAND, BC  |  SIZE: 2,200 SF  |  YEAR: 2020

Occupying the Hilltop of this 10 acre rural parcel on the Gulf Islands, this modestly sized Residence was designed to take full advantage of siting, views and light. The Building rests lightly on the Hilltop and extends linearly towards the distant ocean like a telescope, and resting gently on the land with wood columns. The orientation of the linear home focusses on Worlcombe island, hence the name viseur. The 2 level plan features open living space on the Main floor with extensive south facing glass to the ocean views, and anchored by a fireplace. The Upper floor comprises 3 Bedrooms above with a Master Bedroom overlooking the Living space and a framed view of Worlcombe island. The floors are connected by a stair which counters the linear design and is marked with glass facing east and west into the forest, creating a visual ‘zipper’.

The Design

Notable Features


View Framing
Glass zipper
Slot Window

Interior

ARCHITECT LAMOUREUX ARCHITECT INC.

Occupying the Hilltop of this 10 acre rural parcel on the Gulf Islands, this modestly sized Residence was designed to take full advantage of siting, views and light. The Building rests lightly on the Hilltop and extends linearly towards the distant ocean like a telescope, and resting gently on the land with wood columns. The orientation of the linear home focusses on Worlcombe island, hence the name viseur. The 2 level plan features open living space on the Main floor with extensive south facing glass to the ocean views, and anchored by a fireplace. The Upper floor comprises 3 Bedrooms above with a Master Bedroom overlooking the Living space and a framed view of Worlcombe island. The floors are connected by a stair which counters the linear design and is marked with glass facing east and west into the forest, creating a visual ‘zipper’.

ARCHITECT LAMOUREUX ARCHITECT INC.