A nice cubical shape living space design called The Frame House is completed designed by the Canadian architect Marc Boutin which is location in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada. By the architect, this living space design is designed for a young family of five. This living space design is conceived of as object which is sitting within a recreational landscape. The house is not only the space for family living, but it is also becomes a tool by which one’s sense of the natural environment are heightened, it is acts as a lens to the picturesque surroundings. The living space is integrates a sustainable design strategies simultaneously, it is including a natural ventilation, passive solar gain, a geothermal field and a solar hot water heating. As a result, which is minimizing of both its poetical and a literal impact upon the site itself, the living space is exists virtually “off the grid”.
The juxtaposition of its geometry to the surrounding landscape is accentuates the mountain and the evergreen forest which is setting in which the house is located; it is as one of the approaches of the house. The living space itself is functioned as a ‘frame’ which is explores both of the view to the mountains and the private/public spatial relationship which is implicit in the program of the house. The surface treatment of the front and the rear facades is achieving it primarily. A controlled, opaque facade is located in the northwest side of the house, here also the facade where the main entry to the house is located, effectively disconnecting the viewer from the mountains immediately prior, it is to dramatically framing this same view as one who enters inside the house. While in the southeast side of the house is an operable glazed facade which is opens to the mountains and to the outdoor landscape amenities, which is extend the house into its surroundings. As the exterior space are embedded within a conditioned ground plane which is serves to define and shelter the exterior spaces, the experience is not as mannered as within the interior space, it is providing a more primal connection to the natural phenomena. These landscape walls are conceived as a sculpted base for the pristine frame of the house which is hovering above simultaneously.
Within this frame, a carefully orchestrated ‘box’ is contains the private spaces of the house. Which is still affords the views to the mountains, this box is a ‘house within a house’, but it is mediates the view in a controlled manner which is serves to heighten the experience. The three bedrooms are placed in the main level of this box, and these bedrooms are purposed to the kid, in the same level, here also used as all of the service spaces for the living space. It is such as washrooms, laundry rooms and storage. On the mezzanine level, the master bedroom and an ensuite bathroom are located. As such, which is contains the social amenities of the house, the frame of the house is defines a two-storey open ‘public’ volume.
From this space of the house, 18ft high sliding glass doors is opens to an outdoor patio, swimming pool, hot tub and to the view of the mountains. Meaning is embedded into the circulation between these two volumes, it is creating a series of the occupied layers, and each individually is acting as its own “frame” which is modulates the mountains and the picturesque landscape in the subtly different ways.
Visit Marc Boutin’s website – here.