Saturna Island 1, Canada BC


From forest edge to coastal bluff.

This project is in development. First stages are realized and maturing.

Both the site and the architecture are stunning. The location is unique and represents a transition between forest edge meadow and coastal rocky shore line, all situated in a Garry Oak ecosystem.

The composition of the architecture is embracing a visual narrative where the perception on the shore and the sea is narrowed and opens up again while you enter the dwelling.

3 transitions in the landscape from forest to meadow to bluff.

Reclaiming the property- setting the stage. 

Creating privacy from the road and from neighbouring properties and making the full property part of the garden / landscape experience. 

Stone surfaces - wood structures 

Material emerging from the underlaying landscape. 

Architect Dwelling:

Peter Cardew Architects


Andrew van Egmond

To be continued