This next house has a lot of personality, both on the outside and on the inside. Designed by Omer Arbel, this architectural masterpiece has a name to match: the 23.2 House. Built in a rural landscape just outside Vancouver, Canada, the residence has a very interesting story: it all began with the amazing, 100 years old Douglas Fir beams reclaimed from different burned down warehouses. Because of the different length and thickness of each individual beam and the desire of the client to keep them intact, the architect “needed to commit to a geometry that would be able to accommodate the tremendous variety in dimension, while still allowing the possibility of narrating legible spaces. He settled on a triangular geometry.” By folding triangular frames made of the reclaimed beams, the architect created the roof and supporting structure in a very creative way that seems to be part of the natural landscape. The uneven construction connects the natural forest scenery to the interior of the residence, creating a relaxed space, basked in natural light.
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