The Tsunami Property by Patterns Northwest Architects

By Magaly – Classes: Ar2rk, Bathroom, Bedroom, Decorative Accessory, Dining Area, Fireplace, Furnishings, Hall and Entrance, Residence, Interior Design, Kitchen, Landscaping, Residing Area, Rug, Staircase, Wall Decor   

The Tsunami Property is a private residence designed by Types Northwest Architects.

It is found on Camano Island, in Washington State.


The Tsunami Residence by Patterns Northwest Architects:

“The Tsunami Property is a waterfront house located on a 3,140 square foot website in a substantial velocity flood (V) zone on the northern end of Camano Island. The constructing footprint was restricted to a 30’ x 30’ pad.

The 887 square foot main living level had to be positioned 5′ above grade and the foundations had to be created on pilings capable of withstanding large velocity tsunami wave action. The decrease 748 square foot area had to be created with walls that had been able to break away in the event of a storm surge.

Our style approach was to locate the main living level 9′ over grade and leave the decrease degree to be employed as a flexible multi use room dubbed the “Flood Space.” Clear glass overhead doors open up to the waterside deck dealing with north, and translucent overhead doors open to the entry courtyard facing south, permitting privacy from the street.

The depth of the whole lot is only 50′ deep and necessary an above ground sand filter drain area that was 10 ‘ broad. In order to integrate the sand filter into the restricted web site, it was encased in 3′ high architectural concrete walls and covered with a pervious sun deck on leading of the drain discipline. The drain field/sun deck also acts as a visual barrier amongst the road and the residence providing privacy when all the overhead doors are open.

A steel stair constructed of bent plate steel leads up to the primary living location, which is developed as a wonderful area with the kitchen, residing, dining, and a 198 square foot third level sleeping loft facing the water. The master bedroom located adjacent to the excellent area has sliding translucent doors that allow light into the area and open up to the water see.

The exterior resources of the residence are tough and low upkeep. The architectural concrete columns are left exposed and the exterior siding is a mixture of composite and galvanized standing seam panels and aluminum windows. The reduce level floor is polished concrete with radiant in floor heat and the ceilings are covered with western red cedar to include warmth to the otherwise industrial feeling of the decrease level.

The upper level is more refined with porcelain tiles on the floor, western red cedar on the ceiling and a sculptured “wave” plaster panel and milled finished steel trim surrounding the fireplace. The interior ship ladder and loft railings are mill finish steel during. References to the normal globe are manufactured throughout the interiors.”

Photographs by: Lucas Henning

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