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Charming snow house overlooking Whistler valley in Columbia, Canada

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House was designed by Patkau Architects. This house is located in a
charming snow house overlooking Whistler valley in southwest
British Columbia, Canada. The project developers explain how the
unconventional shape of the retreat derives from the intersection of two
main aspects: “The first is the allowable building footprint and
height. The second is the need to shed snow from the roof into
appropriate storage areas within the site. 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.” Concrete, steel and
heavy timber ensure resistance without compromising in aesthetics.