[ 100 mile house ] - competition entry

The 100 Mile House Open Ideas Competition by Architecture Foundation of British Columbia. Competition was for ideas on a '100 mile' house made almost exclusively of local materials and systems while respecting local building ideas and codes

This project explored issues of urban density in the residential landscape:

  • Due to a desire to keep a vibrant, mixed income community, Vancouver has begun to allow the laneways to be entrances to an extra home for rental or family use. This design integrates the two homes in a common aesthetic and spatial layout.

  • Local zoning in Vancouver code section 11 and RS-1 sections followed on setbacks, heights, etc.

Using local building materials and methods, including:

  • Reclaimed lumber from the Vancouver parks to make the floors, decks and wood ceilings.

  • Using local red cedar siding from the Iisaak forest resources

  • Using local FSC wood framing in order to meet BC’s ‘Wood First’ legislation.

  • Gypsum board by Certain Teed

  • Local fabricators for metal railings, storefronts, and windows.

Using sustainable technology and ideas, including:

  • Geothermal heat pumps for heating and cooling.

  • South facing glazing for passive heat gain where possible.

Spatial ideas such as:

  • Interrelated volumes

  • The relationship of interior and exterior spaces

[ credits ]

Competition Sponsor:
Architecture Foundation of British Columbia

Architect: sun|tect: architecture

Completion: October 2012