We're very honored to have our Naramata Cabin project included in Hakwood's volume II Great Flooring Stories. It features a selection of beautifully executed projects from around the world; all utilizing Hakwood flooring.
December 20, 2015
In the spirit of the season and in recognition of our remarkable clients and the many people who contribute to the work of our studio, we have made a donation to A Loving Spoonful.
May our holiday wishes of comfort and joy, be yours all year long.
With our very best regards, Robert, Massimo, Sean, Mary + Pierre
October 30, 2015
August 18, 2015
Our renovation of a late 20th century Whistler Alpine Chalet is featured on the Contemporist Site. Big appreciation to the site for their continued interest in the work or our design office. Previous Contemporist posts here. Photo set by, Josh Dunford.
|great room tree top elevation|
August 9, 2015
The ground up construction of our Point Grey project started back in the fall of 2013 and as we approach the fall of 2015, the final phase of construction is underway. So much of the finishing work on a custom residence depends on the design documentation and careful workmanship that has proceeded it. For this project heirloom has been our mantra, it's truly rewarding to see our design work carried out with such precision. We appreciate all phases of construction but the excitement grows as these finished spaces begin to reveal themselves. Very much looking forward to seeing this highly crafted home completed and ready to host the family we designed it for.
|kitchen, central stair, master bath|
|powder room, upstairs sitting room, master bedroom, typical ensuite|
May 6, 2015
January 6, 2015
|Whistler Town House, photos Josh Dunford|
We've started off the new year by updating the RBI web site with three newer projects. Some of the images from our two Whistler projects have been seen in recent publications; Gray Magazine and Western Living. Many thanks as always to all those involved with the capturing and presenting of our work in a beautiful light.
|Kerrisdale, photos Janis Nicolay|
|Alpine Chalet, photos Josh Dunford|
Labels: rbi site
January 2, 2015
Our Fairview penthouse is featured on VU DE L'INTERIEUR. It was such a great pleasure being interviewed by host Sophie Berube and working with the professional team from TV5. Many thanks to everyone involved in the production for the lovely presentation of our work.
December 18, 2014
To our wonderful clients and the many individuals whose contributions bring the design work of our studio to life. Much appreciation for making 2014 another exceptional year.
On your behalf we've made a gift to A Loving Spoonful.
With our thanks + very best regards to all.
November 16, 2014
In addition to our Fairview penthouse, the autumn issue of Vancouver Home Magazine features a great piece on Opus Hotel ; " But it is the rooms themselves - bright, vibrant and bursting with personality - that really give this boutique hotel its character". Many thanks to writer, Laura Beeston for her editorial and appreciation of our work.
November 12, 2014
|painting by Tiko Kerr|
November 8, 2014
|Images of living / dining areas with terrace + lower right study|
At our Point Grey project most of the summer and early fall, have been consumed with installing all of the home's infrastructure. So much of a projects success relies on getting the early work right. We're lucky to have a great project team that is thoughtful about every detail, working through our ID construction documents to achieve all our design intentions. Here are a few progress images with all the windows installed and wall board being applied; the interiors spaces are taking shape.
|Images of stair well, principle bath + bedroom|
To achieve a visually clean (uncluttered) appearance within the interior architecture, requires planning and precision installations during the the rough in stages. Every detail needs to be well considered both on it's own and in context of the whole. Making spaces look simple and uncomplicated is a very involved process.
September 11, 2014
August 8, 2014
The west coast tradition of modernism, is one of connecting architecture to it's environment and creating an indoor outdoor synergy. One of our goals when designing this Point Grey residence was to take full advantage of it's situation. With numerous rooms opening on to exterior terraces, some with expansive views and others with more intimate garden outlooks, at each level we wanted the residence to embrace it's site .
Working with Paul Sangha Landscape Architecture, to provide the exterior site design, their artistry is eveident in every aspect of the design work for this special property. Paul and his accomplished group, have maximized the varied terrain creating many different experiences within gardens. They've brought architecture into the landscape by creating structure that beautifully supports both plant and human life in a harmonious setting. We're so looking forward to next spring and seeing our client's wonderful project come to fruition.
|spa pool + fire feature with reflecting pool|
|elevation at rear of residence + seasonal colour story|