randy bens architect

St. James


A new house for a family of five in the British Properties, West Vancouver.  The house is situated on a flat lot, of generous proportions.  The house has been designed around two courtyards, one north facing and one south facing.  The resulting H-shape creates a great variety of exterior spaces (moss garden to the north, and paved surfaces and reflecting pool to the south).  The upper floor aligns with the center of the H, and cantilevers at both ends where it merges with the main floor creating long low porches. 

Completed 2014

Photographs:   Ema Peter

Published:  Contemporist