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:
The relationship of interior and exterior spaces
Architecture Foundation of British Columbia
Architect: sun|tect: architecture
Completion: October 2012