The Kinloch Residence is a private lakefront home located on southern Vancouver Island.
The Kinloch Residence is a private lakefront home located on southern Vancouver Island. M&L provided complete design-build services and served as the General Contractor for the 12-month project. Work began with the salvage and subsequent demolition of an existing cabin, and completed with final landscaping. The project was completed on time and on budget.
The design aspires to combine the qualities of traditional craftsmanship and techniques with contemporary forms. The Kinloch house is made from locally sourced and renewable material. The structure is a hybrid timber-frame, made from locally grown Douglas Fir and was hand scribed using traditional methods. The majority the frame structure was constructed using only air-dried fir: however a select number of structural members were kiln dried using Radio Vacuum High Frequency (RVHF) technology to avoid issues related to differential shrinkage.
The design incorporates a large section of direct glazing typical of European timber homes. In this application, air dried cover boards retain thermal glazing units made from high strength glass and exactly mirror the geometry of the underlying structural frame. The effect is one of an exposed timber frame.