Luminescence House - Design Bureau

Driade Design/ROOM 8 

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Luminescence House, designed by David Tyrell Architecture 

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Sleek yet sustainable, the Kelowna kitchen’s glass doors provide depth and fluidity to the home’s design. The glass is only only 2mm thick, but it’s also beautiful and strong. “Only a diamond can scratch it,” says Dario Drinovac, principal at ROOM8 showroom, the company that provided the doors. The glass doors allow the kitchen’s design to complement other rooms in the home while still making an individual statement.

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An inner veranda wrapped with an outer veranda pushes the oriental circular formation and expands the house out into its waterfront surroundings. Aligned with the decks, the pool’s water line “enhances the line of sight from the house.” says Skip Phillips, president of Questar Pools. The pool’s elevation and sharp edge details complements the architecture’s overall beauty.

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The canoe in the home’s entry hall has quite the back story. “The owner once lived in Papeete, Tahiti. While there, he sponsored and built the outrigger canoe for a local ceremony which recreated the Polynesian mi- gration between the islands of Tahiti and Raiatea,” Tyrell says. “After leaving Tahiti, the family moved to the Caribbean, and the canoe followed them. With this most recent move to British Columbia, the canoe was more of a family member than artifact.” The home’s impressive entry hall provided the perfect place for its display.

Luminescence House

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

FIRM / DAVID TYRELL ARCHITECTURE

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT / DAVID TYRELL

PROJECT TYPE / RESIDENTIAL

PHOTOGRAPHER / COLIN JEWALL

“I subscribe to the oriental view of space, which is that space expands outward in a series of circles until it merges with the space of nature,” David Tyrell says. His design for the Luminescence House brings architecture right to the water’s edge, truly dissolving built structure into natural space.

PROJECT CREDITS

Driade Design Inc. Valley Pool and Spa