Architectural Design: ‘Yacht House’ By ARNO MATIS ARCHITECTURE (2022)

This concrete waterfront residence explores the lines between landscape and architecture; blurring nature and building. In a postmodern world of dislocation, the use of landscape and topography as form-generator is a particularly cogent means to establish a sense of “poetic belonging”.

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This rocky, steeply sloping waterfront site was an ideal source of inspiration to create a residence which explores this dialectical tension. The residence is massed in two forms that cascade to the waterfront.

Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture
Yacht House west vancouver modern house waterfront luxury architect contemporary design california, Modern Architecture Design, Vancouver, Canada, Arno Matis Architecture

The spaces between the forms, expressed as slip-planes, undulate like the rock formations on the Burrard Inlet shoreline. The juxtaposition of forms are loose and geometries are non-orthogonal and sympathetic to the site contours.

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