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4728 House

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4728 House
Vancouver BC
2016-
4040 SF

A purely symmetrical plan and roof form is broken is subtley broken at key moments, so the quiet strength of the mirrored geometry is clear.  This family house has a traditional layout, with four bedrooms upstairs, living spaces on the main floor, and an in-law suite at the lower level. The plan preserves an original garage as its retaining wall, pinswheeling calm spaces around a centrally located stair.  A traditional porch swing for two takes advantage of the front porch recess, disarming symmetry's potential to be austere and conservative.