Hunter Office Architecture uses Hindu “science of architecture” to arrange British Columbia house

This video, created by Provoke Studios, shows the stilted concrete house in Britannia Beach built by Canadian firm Hunter Office Architecture.

Located in a small town north of Vancouver, the secluded Stilt House was designed using guidelines from the Hindu system known as Vastu shastra – which translates as “science of architecture” – upon the owners’ request.

This system, described in ancient texts, dictates that the home should integrate with nature, while implementing symmetry and directional alignments.

“It required the main axis of the house to be aligned along the north-south axis and orient each space towards the central open courtyard,” said Hunter Office Architecture founder Chris Hunter.

For the interior, light pine wood features throughout, from kitchen cabinetry to interior cladding and flooring. Poured concrete floors are found in the kitchen and bedroom.

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