Here is the Home with Outdoor Patios and Gardens – West 21st House in Vancouver by Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. This single family Green Building ideas with terrace, roof garden in Vancouver Canada. Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. is a leader in residential design for new construction and renovation with projects throughout Southern British Columbia, including West Vancouver, the District and City of North Vancouver, the City of Vancouver, Whistler and the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. From dense urban infill to remote island retreats, each of these projects respects the unique qualities of the site and understands how to maximize its potential within local zoning and building bylaws.
This 3070 sq ft single family residence with detached garage is located on a 42 ft wide lot in the Dunbar neighbourhood of Vancouver. The gently graded site has oblique views to Pacific Spirit Park, and distant views to the city core. The Dunbar Residence explores the potential for diversity of spatial experience in a home with a flexible plan that accommodates changes in everyday family life. In response to the owners‘ love of nature interior-exterior relationships are established with outdoor patios and gardens at all levels. Spatially light is used to define scale and intimacy within the home.
Designed and oriented for passive solar usage the project also employs ultra high efficiency windows, solar hot water heating and a high performance heating / cooling system, including heat recovery that allow the home to operate with low energy consumption. The careful selection of appliances, plumbing fixtures, and lighting also reduce energy and water consumption. Interior elements, such as flooring and millwork, include recycled materials and low/no emission finishes. Planters on the roof reduce heat reflectance and rainwater runoff. Landscape design makes use of native, drought tolerant plant species and reclaimed stone. The home was built by Natural Balance Home Builders Inc., a construction company that specializes in green building.
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