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Kicking Horse Residence, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, eco retreat, mountain cabin, eco cabin, british columbia

The Kicking Horse Residence is a mountain retreat designed for an active family of five at the base of a ski resort in Golden, BC. The home consists of two main volumes – a long, linear area on the north side that contains the utilities, garage, play room, mudroom, kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms, and a shell volume that contains the open living room and dining room (with great views of the mountains). The 3,500 sq ft home features five bedrooms, three of which are in the loft. A flexible layout allows the home to easily accommodate larger groups of people.

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The linear volume cantilevers out over the space, creating a dramatic impression while allowing snow, water and plant life to continue on its normal course underneath. Most of the rooms enjoy natural lighting, and operable vents allow for fresh air as needed. The project’s materials include standing seam metal roofs, engineered lumber, plywood ceilings and walls, concrete and glass. Low-maintenance by design, the home is durable and requires little work by the family to maintain.

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