Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
West 21st Residence in Vancouver, Canada by Frits de Vries Architect Ltd
January 29th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Frits de Vries Architect Ltd
This single family residence in Vancouver was designed both as a home for our Clients, and as a demonstration suite for their sustainable home building and renovation company. The home is the first LEED® Platinum home certified by LEED® for Homes in Western Canada.
The design is a response to our Clients’ appreciation of modern architecture and desire for a flexible plan, accommodating entertaining, intimacy and the potential for a growing family. The goal was to create large integrated indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces without sacrificing a sense of domestic intimacy for the young couple. The interior-exterior relationships of the multiple outdoor patios and gardens are formed integrally within the architectural framework, so that the whole site becomes a cohesive living space.
The success of the built project was the result of a shared vision between the professionals involved: to develop a home that integrates strong design and high-end finishing with sustainable building practices, and conscious choice for energy reduction and environmentally preferable products.
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