Calgary residence I
This residence fills a long narrow site on the Elbow River in an eclectic residential neighborhood of Calgary, Canada. From the outside, the house features a play of masses that differentiate the interior spaces. Inside the house, the floor plan steps down to follow the slope of the site which opens to a panoramic view of the river. A small courtyard notched from the footprint leads to the entry, situated midway along the length of the house. The entry opens to the primary architectural feature of the interior: an elegant staircase ascending from the entry to the spaces on the floor above.