Seagrass at Semiahmoo
Strung out along a sandy beach like a string of pearls, this proposed beach community offers home plans and designs for both beachfront residences and clustered housing just steps from the beach, as well as a four-story residential building offering knock-out views from the upper levels. The contemporary architecture is subdued, with enough consistency in its rhythm to hang together as an entity but with enough variety to give each residential design its own sense of character. The building design configurations offer generous layouts in open plans and maximize access to the water’s edge. Emphatically pedestrian-oriented, all parking is pushed underground so as not to take up precious land and clutter the scene.
Full-height glass, generous outdoor areas, and natural materials are features of this unique proposed development. The interiors are envisioned to utilize sustainable design finishes and systems, with durability and timeless design fully integrated into the fabric of the design, from the planning of the site to the building systems and finishes.
This project concept was executed while Scott Allen was a Principal at Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (OSKA). Scott Allen, principal designer.