Chateau Ladina (Woodlands)
Whiterock, BC (2008-2009)
"What did the tree learn from the earth?"
~ Pablo Neruda
This chateau residence is located on a large wooded lot in Whiterock, South Surrey, BC. Expressed timber trusses, glulam beams and logs form the structural supporting system. A 30' high central douglas fir "house post" is a featured architectural and symbolic element—anchoring the home to the earth and acting as a mast to the sky.