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Linear House

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Salt Spring Island, BC
Building Structure Type:
Patkau Architects Inc.
G. Speed Construction
Number of Storeys:
6,300 sq. ft.
Practice areas

Patkau Architects envisioned a one-of-a-kind residence in full complement with the surrounding natural landscape of a remote 16 acre farm site on BC’s Salt Spring Island. Working to create this 84-metre long and 6.7-metre wide one-storey residence, totaling 6,300 sq. ft. on a remote site, RJC’s engineers created  innovative spliced panel web beams which enabled very large spans in the structure, bringing Patkau’s vision to impressive fruition. Honoured with a BC WoodWORKS! Wood Design Award, RJC helped overcome the perception that a wood based structure is not capable of or efficient enough for addressing large spans, in particular for a project built on a remote site faced with transportation and equipment limitations.