From the architect
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 careful selection of appliances, plumbing fixtures, and lighting also reduce energy and water consumption. In response to the owners‘ love of nature interior-exterior relationships are established with outdoor patios and gardens at all levels. The West 21st House by Frits de Vries
Posted by Erin on November 22nd, 2014
Frits de Vries designed the West 21st House in Vancouver, Canada. 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. Planters on the roof reduce heat reflectance and rainwater runoff. Landscape design makes use of native, drought tolerant plant species and reclaimed stone. Spatially light is used to define scale and intimacy within the home. The gently graded site has oblique views to Pacific Spirit Park, and distant views to the city core.