North Vancouver, BC
LANTERN HOUSE is located at the edge of the forest where the glass and metal clad entry and stair volumes glow like lanterns in the night. The sloping, trapezoidal site posed challenges, resulting in a very unique geometry with a courtyard, a bridge, and a new stair tower linking old to new. A new porch and foyer create a gradual entry sequence into the existing main house. Vaulted ceilings in an open plan concept allow the main living spaces to connect to private outdoor spaces for entertaining and everyday living, while a private retreat for the primary suite has secluded access from the stair tower. The connection with nature is ever present throughout the house with intentionally placed glazing framing views to the surrounding trees.