Location - Jervis Inlet, British Columbia, Canada
Jervis Inlet is one of the first major fjords north of Vancouver, BC in a temperate rain forest ecoregion known as the Sunshine Coast measuring 16,000 miles in length with over 40,000 islands. It is part of a seemingly infinite network of water inlets, passages, islands, lakes, waterfalls and stunningly deep fjords formed by adjacent glacial activity, primarily characterized by water in all its forms : frozen, melting, flowing, rippling, falling, trickling, still and misting. The site known as Dark Cove is located at the southern tip of one of this areas deepest and most famed water passages leading to Princess Louisa Inlet to the north. Our concept for the Jervis Inlet Resort attempts to tap into the essential rhythms of this place through a sensitive site engagement and a limited material palette of locally harvested materials of stone and wood. The rich and expanding tradition of woodcraft will be celebrated and built upon. For instance, prefabricated vertical guest tower suites will recede into the shadows of the forest utilizing the ancient Japanese tradition of charring wood boards to provide protection against water, insects, and fire.
in association with Marwan Al-Sayed Architects