Project Essentials

  • LocationKelowna, BC
  • ArchitectDavid Tyrell Architect
  • Size20,000 ft² (1,858 m²)

Overlooking Lake Okanagan in British Columbia’s semi-arid interior, this luxurious three-storey custom home features concrete construction and a custom exposed glulam coffered wood roof. The client desired a finely-detailed exposed wood roof at the main level, chosen for its contextual connection to the surrounding landscape.

The expressive timber roof floats above both the interior and exterior spaces – extending the living spaces onto the verandah and beyond.  The coffered roof is held aloft by a series of finely milled glulam and steel supports, with the entire assembly highlighting the visual lightness of the design.

Fast + Epp developed a two-way grid of glue-laminated beams with hidden connectors, supported on a series of milled glulam columns. The rectangular grid structure allowed for an expansive open space with a minimum of columns, while the structural rhythm of the building’s timber elements gives the residence scale and measure, heightening the design’s intention.