The Rock, Whistler Whistler, Canada

The Rock, Whistler Whistler, Canada

This project is the winning design for an invited competition to build an exceptional private residence in the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler.

2013–2018
Client: Private
Project Status: Completed

The Rock is an exceptional new private house in the Canadian mountain resort of Whistler. This exemplary new-build family home is perched upon a distinctive rocky outcrop above Alta Lake, across which it enjoys beautiful views of the surrounding mountain range.

The Rock is the winning design for an invited competition. Gort Scott’s competition proposal sought to reconcile several contradictions: expansive views and living spaces while maintaining a sense of intimacy; maximising inhabitable area while maintaining an understated appearance from public view.

The design evolved from a sensitive site analysis involving deep appreciation of the site’s natural beauty, which was explored at the outset through time spent on site in different weather conditions and times of the day; sketching and observing the changing light. The project comprises a main residence, guest-house and outdoor pool within a series of landscaped levels cut into and built out of the rock. Gort Scott also designed the high-end interiors including bespoke fittings. 


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