Architecture / Design Firm: RUF Project


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RUFproject was founded by Sean Pearson.  A firm focused on residential, sport, and brand design. Their projects range from internationally acclaimed sport facilities, minimalist apartment renovations, to one-of-a kind custom homes.  Sean Pearson summarizes his approach with a simple philosophy; “We start the design process without pre-conceived ideas or a prescribed style,  instead we allow the design to emerge out of the narrative we weave with a client”

The project that brought our attention to this firm, is a well known ultra-contemporary Vancouver single family home known as “The West 38th Residence”.  RUFproject was involved in the re-design of both the exterior and interior.  This house is a collaboration of different styles shaped around the clients needs and personal interests.  The design concept was explained by Pearson as a “synthesis of West-coast and Eastern modernism with specific influences from Bali and Thailand, both places that were dear to the client”   

The open concept layout of the home has an open flow of spaces, yet still defined as rooms with a continuous indoor-outdoor connection at all levels.  Inside, the house is lined with beautiful white marble surfaces, reaching out into the landscape.    Design by Paul Sangha Landscape Architects, the outside is as impressive as the inside, with linear style floating steps, and unique materials including concrete, marble, and weather resistant hardwoods.   The exterior timber slats on the outside of the home are in dark stained sapele, providing solar shading and privacy to the large expanses of glazing.  This unique home is a “Jewel-box”, with carefully crafted details, integrated millwork and luxurious materials to create warmth and surprise, while composed into a modest, minimal and homogenous whole.

 We look forward to seeing more outstanding projects from RUFprojects

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