The Contemporary Family Residence Features an Eco Design

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Nov 25, 2014
References: frits & contemporist
Frits de Vries designed the 'West 21st House,' a contemporary family residence located in the Dunbar neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada.

The home has the best of both worlds when it comes to views: both the Pacific Spirit Park and Vancouver's downtown core are visible from the slightly graded plot. Inside, the architects created a flexible, forgiving design plan; one which isn't afraid to buck convention and explore different spatial realities.

To keep the home's energy usage low, the architects specifically designed a passive solar heating system. The system is accompanied by other eco-friendly features, such as high-efficiency windows, high performance cooling and heat recovery and solar hot water heating, to name a few. The interior also features the use of recycled materials.