Ambleside Exterior Wood Features
James KM Cheng Architects
Engineer of Record
West Vancouver, BC, Canada
This seaside residential complex near Ambleside Park features unique exterior wood components detailed, fabricated and installed by StructureCraft. Ground level canopies utilize 1”x3” wood “blades” while various elevations feature screens of closely spaced 1-1/2”x3-1/2” vertical wood louvres on steel frames. In addition, larger glulams (up to 5”x18”) are used as “mullion caps” on several glazed walls. These wood features are designed for long-term exterior service by selecting appropriate species (Douglas Fir), applying durable penetrating coatings (to be regularly maintained), and careful detailing of connections, all of which was completed in-house at our StructureCraft facility.