West Vancouver, BC, Canada
This private studio was built in response to the clients’ desire to have a contemplative place seamlessly integrated into a steep landscaped hillside, to enjoy views of their residence. The siting of the studio was discussed at an earlier stage with Arthur Erickson, who was the creator of the principal residence, built in 1988. Years later, the clients approached Nick Milkovich, who was the associate-in-charge of the original house, to design their studio.
The studio was sited at the westerly end of the large natural reflecting pond where the sounds of a cascading neighbouring brook added to the experience. The building echoes forms of the main house and the natural surrounding landscape. The landscaped roof, dark colour of glazing frames, and stainless steel cladding, contrast the white steel structure of the main house, allowing the studio to blend with the site and landscape.
Architect: Nick Milkovich Architects Inc.
Size: 650 sq ft