CONTEMPLATING OVER THE OCEAN IN VILLA KULANGSU
In West Vancouver, British Columbia, Villa Kulangsu offers the most beautiful ocean views through the large windows. It consists of three different floors. The main one hosts the living room, where the stone fireplace, along with the fur on the ground warm up the atmosphere, a generously spaced dining room and kitchen, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. In the lower floor has been created a recreation room and sauna, plus the laundry and in the upper floor, the master bedroom, with the bathroom and a sitting room.
The design signed by architect Fook Weng Chan is a mix of classic and modern. At the same time, he tried to connect the magnificent landscape outside with the inside through the sections of the house where stone takes control – like the bathroom, for example, where you feel you’re in a cave. Another strong accent is the comfort, as the furniture confers soft places in every room. One of the coziest places in here is the round window seat, ready for nights of relaxation and laziness, contemplating over the ocean.
VANCOUVER ARCHITECT DESIGNING CONTEMPORARY WEST COAST HOMES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
FWC Architecture was established in 1995 in Vancouver by Fook Weng Chan. It is a small design studio providing personalized service on unique custom home designs.
Several homes have been featured in Canadian and International magazines, such as USA Home & Architectural TRENDS & Western Living, as well as on television’s Discovery Network’s “Amazing Vacation Homes”, movies and exhibited in Japan.
Prior to starting his own practice, Fook Weng worked on a wide range of projects including houses, clubhouses, a courthouse, resorts, university buildings, transportation, exhibition and ceremonial projects. Several were award winners. With this experience, he is able to look at each project with a fresh eye. Consequently, each home designed is very distinctive, speaking of its owners and the opportunities and constraints presented by unique site conditions.
Fook Weng enjoys working collaboratively with homeowners and builders to create worthwhile, enduring, spirit-filled projects – whether modest or luxurious, cabins or estate homes. He operates in a low-key manner and personally works on all projects – believing this to be the best way to translate homeowners dreams and needs to well considered, successful solutions.
Fook Weng Chan has recently been selected to be one of a handful of Canadian architects featured in a coffee table book, “Perspectives on Design – Western Canada” to be released in 2011 as well as the book “21st Century Homes” also due to be released in 2011.