Henry Yorke Mann
Henry Yorke Mann is the son of a master builder, grandson of a master builder and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture.
Architectural Design Philosophy, Approach and Process Is always unique and a varying mix of:
A. Architecture of the spirit or soul, combining with reverence for the needs, both practical and spiritual of the owner and or user and together with reverence for the site.
B. Architecture is structure and the act of building, and as such structure and building components are allowed expression in the architecture as both craft and art.
C. Integral natural materials, as opposed to synthetic, or plastic materials, are utilized for their timeless qualities, inherent safety and predictability, and their non-toxicity to humans. This is an inherent part of this architects sustainable architectural approach.
Henry Yorke Mann Architect is a member in good standing with the Architectural Institute of B.C., and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
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TIMELESS ARCHITECHTURE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT
Residence for Mr. and Mrs. Clark and their three boys.
Constructed in 1969 by Senac & Mann of 4" solid fir planks splined to each other - treated on the exterior with a preservative and the interior was treated with a sealer/wax.
The site is a steep slope, heavily treed, and clay type soil. Significant effort was taken to ensure stability of structure and preservation of the natural beauty of the site and the creek which runs through the property.
One enters the residence by an external stair tucked under the kitchen bridge and up to the centre of the upper floor. From this centre of the major and minor interior staircases, immediate access is apparent to each of the upper and lower floor spaces.
Our building logic in this area of heavy rainfall, was first to place posts and beams upon the concrete footings and to complete a roof providing shelter for the construction crew.
The crew then leaned the wood splined solid wood walls against the post and beam structure, and on to finishing under cover.
The architects father, Richard P. Mann was part of Senac and Mann Construction.