Hadaway House by Patkau Architects

Located on a northwest slope overlooking a panoramic view of Whistler valley, the Hadaway House is a sculptural snow country house that was built on a steep wedge-shaped site.

Architects: Patkau Architects
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Photographs: Courtesy of Patkau Architects

The ground floor is a large space with living, dining, and kitchen areas and an outdoor deck opening up to the valley view.

A vertical crevice of space runs under the highest roof ridge, bisecting the warped volume and bringing light to the deepest part of the section and plan. Stairs rise within this rift and a bridge crosses it at the upper level connecting the master bedroom suite and study.

The lowest levels is more intimate spaces housing guest bedrooms and large service spaces.

Inspiration from architect:

The sculptural volume that emerges from this intersection of extruded building footprint and folding snow-shed roof is occupied in a manner that maintains the inherent plastic properties of the building form.