West Vancouver Canada – Merrick Architecture

Paul Merrick and the firm he started, Merrick Architecture, are among Canada’s most recognized and awarded in the field of architecture. The home featured here is a fine example of the rendering of the firm’s philosophy:

Community, Humanity, Culture, History, Green, Future – Together, these principles embody the collective spirit and values of Merrick Architecture. Our design process is grounded by our respect for people and the planet. We provoke design solutions of lasting substance… inspired by the vision of our clients.

A Dream by the WaterRather than fight to build a home on a rugged site, the design works with the environment to maximise views and the natural beauty of the site’s terrain. The massive granite faces add to the warmth of this home as does the extensive use of glass. There is no doubt that we are all affected by our immediate environment.  It seems to us that it would be impossible to wake up every morning without feeling excited about the day ahead if we were experiencing this environment. We’ll close with another thought from Paul Merrick…

Architecture is the art and science of reconciling human need and desire with the natural and man-made environment.

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An interesting video interview with Paul Merrick can be found here

While you’re here, why not inspect another waterfront home, Villa Krona