Crystal Terraces' architectural concept emerges from the tradition of European hill town building. This modern project uses the sloped site to provide a commanding view of the waterfront at Qualicum Bay. The architecture springs both from the site requirements and from a classic tradition of stepped hillside housing.
This Qualicum Beach site along the old Island Highway provides an opportunity to take advantage of this unique setting for a residential project. The form of the buildings reflects and reinforces the quality and drama of the surrounding landscape and oceanfront. The resulting stepped-floor levels form large terraces on each building and for each individual suite. Each of the five terraced structures has only two suites per floor. The result is that each suite will enjoy privacy very much like a single-family house, with its own private outdoor space.
Each suite will enjoy a virtually unobstructed 180-degree view of the waters of Qualicum Bay, the Strait of Georgia and mountains beyond. This view is accomplished by large expanses of glass that make up most of the fašade along the terraces of each unit. The concrete structural system is used for its strength, and results in a clean and monolithic structure for walls, floors and perimeter planters around each terrace. Concrete is also the principle component of the sidewalls of each suite and is treated as an element in the state-of-the-art rain screen building envelope.
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Fairwinds Community Association
Regional District of Nanaimo
Qualicum Chamber of Commerce
Parksville Chamber of Commerce
Mt Washington Ski Development