Cortes Island Residence

  • Posted 91 months Ago

Balance Associates have just completed the Cortes Residence, situated on a granite cliff face on Cortes Island, British Columbia. The cliff that the house sits on acts as a wind break (wind speeds can reach up to 100mph +) for the bay and the Seattle and Vancouver yacht clubs. To withstand these powerful winds, the house structure is emdedded into the bedrock with cross braced steel columns and exposed floor beams - "allowing the house to cantilever gracefully off the hillside."