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Cortes Island, BC Canada - A project by Balance Associates Architecture

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Article from Architizer.com

Located at the south end of Desolation Sound on Cortes Island, British Columbia, the site is formed of natural granite bedrock. The site contains a dramatic peninsula and cliff which serve as a windbreak for Cortes Bay and the Seattle and Vancouver yacht clubs. The sea front side of the house is elevated...

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This Washington Park Residence sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Washington with views of the Eastside and Cascades beyond. The house takes advantage of the site by contrasting mass and transparency to capture broad, unobstructed views while preserving privacy. Thick, thermally insulated concrete walls are layered and modulated on the street side of the house to provide...

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Now that we've finished with the installation of the Tyvek (waterproofing) and strapping, we were ready to start with the siding. There are a number of different types of metal siding to go with, but which one would look best? In this case, we decided to go with a wider offset, just to make sure that the front didn't look too busy. We were going to keep the brick (eventually painted), so if we were...

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