Posts Tagged ‘sustainability strategies’

2012 SAB Awards Winning Project - Karis Place - More Than A Roof, Vancouver

Thursday, July 26th, 2012


Karis Place is a partnership between More Than A Roof Housing Society, BC Housing, and the City of Vancouver. It provides rental housing as part of the Provincial Homelessness Initiative, which focuses on providing safe, secure and supportive housing in response to the current homelessness crisis in Vancouver.

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2012 SAB Awards Winning Project - 40R Laneway House, Toronto

Thursday, July 26th, 2012


The conversion of this 19th Century industrial shed to a small, 79m2 footprint single-family home on a laneway in midtown Toronto makes a case for a strategic approach to urban sustainability and revitalization.
Located tight to the property lines on three sides and with an access easement on the fourth, no new windows or openings in the facades were permitted by the building code. This restriction initiated a design strategy that revolved around drawing light, air and views from above, resulting in a house with unique spatial complexity.

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