UBC SALA: West Coast Modern House Series
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- The McIntyre House is a revelation of what living in a suburban forest could be but rarely is
- Offers insight into innovative subdivision development and customised affordable house construction
- Built in 1972, the house exemplifies the exploitation of difficult sites, savvy manipulation of local construction techniques and masterly orchestration of borrowed views to create spaciousness in limited square footage and site coverage
Full DescriptionThe genesis, development and life-long occupation of the McIntyre house, built in 1972 as part of a multiple-dwelling subdivision, provides possible answers to some very pressing contemporary design questions. How might one live near the city and be respectful of nature? How might efficiently built dwellings also be spacious and dense site occupation still allow for privacy? This history is recounted through text augmented by photographs and site diagrams, house sections and plans. They reveal a modern architecture on the west coast that resulted from an interplay of both the physicality of the land and a culturally imbued landscape.