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Northbeach Residence on San Juan Islands / USA by Heliotrope Architects (US)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 15.12.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Northbeach Residence by Helitrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Heliotrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

The Seattle based Heliotrope Architects realised this summer residence in their home state Washington.

Northbeach Residence by Helitrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Heliotrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

“This residence is located on a northwesterly oriented beach fronting the Strait of Georgia. The site includes many second-growth douglas firs, a beech grove and a grassy meadow with good solar exposure. For over a thousand years this site was a summer camp location for the Lummi Indians, and due to its archeological significance no footing excavation could take place on the site. Further, its location in a federally designated flood plain required that the structure be raised off the ground several feet. The design brief called for a very low-impact, easy to maintain summer home that provides necessary programmatic functions with minimum distractions from the land and the view.”

Northbeach Residence by Helitrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Heliotrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Helitrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Heliotrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Helitrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Heliotrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Helitrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Northbeach Residence by Heliotrope Architects, photo by Benjamin Benschneider

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