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Don't make these 7 Mistakes;

Building a custom home can be an exciting but challenging endeavor, especially in a place like British Columbia where there are specific considerations due to ...

10 May 2024
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Harnessing Nature's Power

In the realm of sustainable architecture, one principle stands out for its simplicity and effectiveness: passive solar design. This innovative approach ...

19 February 2024
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Navigating the Housing Maze: Standardized Designs vs. Local Zoning Challenges in the Quest for Affordable Homes

Implementing the Standardized Housing Design Project by introducing a catalogue of standardized designs to help build more homes, as outlined by the Province, could pose significant challenges for local governments, primarily ...

28 December 2023
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The Pitfalls of David Eby's New Zoning Approach

The recent housing legislation introduced by David Eby's Gvernment aims to address the housing crisis by promoting ...

30 November 2023
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The Arts and Crafts style

In reaction to the prevailing dominance of art deco, Victorian, and heavily ornamented manmade architecture during the heyday of America's Industrial Revolution, the Craftsman style ...

13 November 2023
Residential Construction

What does a car cost?

Estimating the construction cost of a custom-designed home is a multifaceted task. Several factors, ...

15 October 2023
Residential Design

The Rise of the Modern Farmhouse

The Modern Farmhouse architectural style has taken Canada's west coast by storm in recent years, becoming a dominant trend...

30 September 2023
Residential Construction

Are smaller homes better?

In a world marked by growing environmental concerns, economic uncertainties, and increasing urbanization, the concept of smaller homes...

18 September 2023
Residential Construction

A General Contractor?
Why not!

Building a new home is a monumental endeavor, and nowhere is this truer than in the diverse and regulated environment of British Columbia.

14 August 2023
Building Design

Do Coach Houses work?

Coach houses, also known as laneway houses or granny flats, have gained attention as a potential solution to address housing affordability

25 July 2023
Energy Design

Wood vs. Concrete

The Benefits of Wood Frame Construction: A Sustainable and Efficient Housing Solution

16 Jun 2023
Building Design

Why hire a Building Designer vs Architect?

When it comes to designing a house in British Columbia, making the right choice in hiring a professional can significantly impact the outcome of your project

27 May 2023
Energy Design

Achieving Net Zero Energy Efficiency by 2032: Introducing the New BC Step Code

The urgent need to combat climate change has prompted governments and industries worldwide to pursue ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

05 Jun 2023
Best Design Practices

The Beneficial Role of Vapor Barriers when Utilizing Rigid or Spray Foam Insulation

Vapor barriers can play a crucial role in maximizing the effectiveness of insulation systems,

08 July 2023

West Coast Modernist vs. Traditional Design in Residential Architecture

West Coast Modern Design and West Coast Traditional Design are two distinct styles of residential architecture that have emerged and evolved on the West Coast of North America,

14 July 2023
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