Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers (OMB) was responsible for designing the Gambier Island House, a contemporary cabin in the woods located in Howe Sound, British Columbia. In fact, the site is especially remote; visitors can only travel there by boat through a private cove.
The house features overlapping volumes nestled into the surrounding cliffside. However, the house cantilevers above the rocks to optimize for the stunning seaside views.
The Gamble Island House offers all of the luxuries and amenities of a modern home, while touching lightly on the landscape to lessen its environmental impact. The home's columns were made up of wood, cement board and glass; materials which were chosen for their easy assemblage and ability to meet environmental standards.
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