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Melded into the Whistler mountains: Khyber Ridge House

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The Khyber Ridge House is situated in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, commissioned by a professional snowboarder to have design firm Studio NMinusOne complete the project. Consisting of five levels, the strategy takes its cue from the line of a mountain, intimately engaging with the site. The house is distributed along a steep slope, developing diverse tactical relations to the landscape, the surrounding views and the internal functions or program of the house. The lower level, a guest house is embedded in the rock for maximum privacy. Its green roof blends in with the landscape. In contrast the main living volume is formed by a cantilevering roof with a suspended floor projecting out of the slope. The cantilever is anchored by four 3 foot deep steel beams drilled directly into the rock face; its floor is suspended by four, 1 inch diameter stainless steel rods. With its glass enclosure, the effect created is of a floating open platform, revealing when occupied the full impact of the surrounding mountains. One is literally suspended in space and surrounded by the foliage of trees. The upper level bedrooms retreat back along the contours of the mountain producing discreet relationships to the surrounding views. As the inhabitants navigate these volumes, they continuously weave in and out of the terrain.

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Photos: Courtesy of Studio NMinusOne

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