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gulf island house

Glulam timber framing and expanses of tall southwest-facing glazing are countered by low north-side concrete walls which allow the structure to nestle into a five-foot earth berm.

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suan suay house

A passive solar house overlooking Fulford Harbour featuring glulam timber framing, open planning, walls of glass, masonry floors.

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rock bluff cabin

This modest 1900 sq. ft. family retreat is sited on a steeply sloping rock bluff overlooking a rural lake in southwest British Columbia.

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miscellaneous - recent

Miscellaneous proposed and current in-progress work.

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south end house

A passive solar, timber, steel & glass house for a family of four is sited on a steep rock outcrop overlooking a terraced garden below, with views out to the southern Gulf Islands, Victoria and the Olympic range beyond.

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cape keppel

A south-facing, passive solar timber frame house set on a steeply sloping high bank ledge overlooking Satellite Channel.

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mid island renovation

A new kitchen and support space for an existing timber frame house overlooking Cusheon Lake.

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stowel lake farm

A rural organic farming and spiritual learning centre on Salt Spring Island, BC.

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rammed earth house

Conceptualization, site planning, building and detail design by Phillip Van Horn design.

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rammed earth house drawings

Conceptualization, site planning, building and detail design by Phillip Van Horn design.

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sunset drive house

A vacation home sited along a sandstone bluff offering spectacular west-facing ocean views designed to provide a healthy, non-toxic living environment.

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underground clinic

This modest 750 sq. ft. passive solar, earth-bermed, green-roofed office for a health care professional is located within a growing cluster of offices for medical services near Lady Minto Hospital on Salt Spring Island.

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roscoe house

Island house for a carpenter / musician.

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glass, steel, stone and timber house

The two-storey addition reinterprets an existing traditional design on this west-facing ocean-front house.

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small house renovation

A post-war suburban Dundas Ontario bungalow completely redesigned at the interior to meet the requirements of a professional couple for open space, light and air.

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bakery

The Bread Lady's wood-fired oven bakery located on Forest Ridge Road on Saltspring Island.

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wolf kids project

A home for the WOLF project at a secluded south Saltspring location.

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mid-island cabin

A small mid-island cabin that was inspired by fallen broad leaf maple leaves.

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mt. tuam house

A small hilltop house for a professional couple overlooking the entire Canadian Southern Gulf, US San Juan Islands and the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State.

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miscellaneous

Photos and drawings

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painting

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small house addition

Planned addition and renovation to an existing small house responding to existing building geometry with an expanded program for a health care professional who is also a musician and devoted pet owner.

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straw bale house

A straw bale house, Pickton County, rural Ontario.

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nova scotia straw bale house

A straw bale home for a family of four near Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

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fulford harbour house

Sited on a south-facing, rocky outcrop overlooking Fulford Harbour this passive solar vacation home of wood, glass and steel encloses an intimate central courtyard via sliding glass walls.

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