Architect: Driss Kettani Architecte
Landscape Design: Bertrand Houin Workshop Covered Area: 450 m² Client: Private Photography: Fernando Guerra – FG + SG
This semi-detached villa is located on a north-south facing plot and plays on a blind street façade by fully opening up on the side and garden to the south. The need to align with the existing neighboring house and the setback regulations predefine the silhouette in plan.
The disadvantageous north-facing orientation towards the street and the presence of high boundary walls provide an opportunity to revisit some of the traditional house codes while allowing for transparency and spatial fluidity. A chicane entrance, highlighted by a play of black walls and gray-blue zellige tiles
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.