House on Arbutus Avenue


2023 - under construction

The massing of the house is conceived as a block of wood seated on stererotomic concrete based with volumes carved out for circulation and shelter.  The house was designed following passive design strategies including siting for solar orientation, shading, mitigation of indoor temperature swings using thermal mass, high-insulation envelope assemblies, and rigorous attention to detail with regards to air-tightness. The envelope uses state-of-art vapour open membranes and tapes and achieved an ACH50 score of under 1.0. This is a net-zero ready house that can easily be upgraded to net-zero status in the future.