Splyce Design centres Vancouver house around “weightless” staircase

Splyce Design centres Vancouver house around “weightless” staircase

Local studio Splyce Structure has created a gentle-crammed, angled residence with glazed corners and a sculptural staircase overlooking the Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Accomplished in 2021, the 5,700-square-foot (530-sq.-metre) residence, acknowledged as Yield Residence, is oriented east-west and responds to the diverse setting in the two directions.

Rectilinear concrete and glass house by Splyce Design in Vancouver
Splyce Structure extra a cantilevered staircase to Yield Household

The front of the dwelling – performing like stacked viewing platforms with wall-to-wall, flooring-to-ceiling home windows – seems to be to the metropolis, mountains and ocean, although the restrained rear side frames views of Douglas firs and western purple cedars in the coastal rainforest.

Settled in a quarter-acre website, the home sits 17 ft (5 metres) above the sidewalk, lifting it up from the street’s sightlines. A concrete retaining wall with a cantilevered stair defines the pedestrian route to the entry.

Deep triangular covering on Vancouver house by Splyce Design
The home’s glazed entrance features a deep triangular masking

Nigel Parish, founder of the Vancouver-centered Splyce Style, explained the topography and the home’s relationship to the road as a defining challenge of the undertaking.

“How to deliver people up from the road to the entrance doorway in a meaningful, experiential way sets the tone for what is to occur in the house,” he claimed.

The glazed entrance is characterised by a deep triangular masking with a slender structural shell, while “a continuous darkish band of cementitious panels defines the silhouette of the east elevation,” Parish extra.

Delicate central staircase within Yield House in Vancouver
Inside of, the property is organised around yet another staircase

Within, the household is organized around a sensitive central stair that divides general public and private zones, serving as equally a circulation approach and a sculptural focal point.

“It is visually weightless and open, bathed in light-weight from an operable skylight and deck access above, and a double-top window to the west that frames sights to the trees outside of,” Parish instructed Dezeen.

“A slender steel ribbon supports the outer edge of the floating wooden treads, although discreet vertical cables provide as the guard,” he ongoing.

Polished concrete floors in living space of Yield House in Vancouver
Polished concrete floors and white partitions characterise the inside

On the primary amount, the kitchen area, dining and dwelling rooms cluster with each other, fading to the exterior through the slanted window wall with concealed window frames that prolong the panoramic view.

Polished concrete floors and white partitions generate a refined color palette, whilst a timber ceiling warms the dwelling room and will allow the space to move outside.

Floor-to-ceiling glazing opening onto decking within Vancouver home
The again aspect of the key stage opens onto decking

The supporting spaces are discretely linked. Millwork presents way to a prep kitchen, the mudroom hides powering the major area and a residence office environment sits off the living area.

The niching of secondary areas continues on the upper amount with a library and seating nook that serves as the landing. In the primary suite, the entire corner of the place is glazed and the pristine whites defer to a bold black toilet.

The again side of the principal degree opens to a deck by way of sliding glass doors, providing transparency as a result of the design.

“The porosity and openness of the project from east to west – entrance to back – is distinctive in that you can get two incredibly distinctive views and normal lighting conditions and experiences, simply remaining in one particular spot,” Parish claimed.

Glass walls within bedroom of house by Splyce Design
In the key suite, the corner disappears with glass

Also in Vancouver, Splyce Layout built a wood-wrapped home with an asymmetrical roof and stacked a sequence of glass containers to make a waterfront residence.

The pictures is by Ema Peter.

Project credits:

Architecture: Splyce Structure (Nigel Parish, Tomas Machnikowski, Nick Macleod, Ewing Choi)
Builder: Adisa Properties
Landscape: Cyan Horticulture
Structural Engineer: Aspect Structural Engineers
Styling: Marcela Trejo