The concepts used to generate this design address the following concerns: massing and the relationship between new housing and the existing stock that it may adjoin, the need for more private open space in a dense urban setting, the desire to add more variety to the appearance of the housing while setting a street rhythm, and allowing for the dynamics of a changing family.
Reflecting traditional housing in Vancouver, the design has vertical massing with steep roof slopes, and the materials used are in keeping with the materials of older Vancouver houses -- lap siding, corner boards, divided window lites, and wide window casings.
By delegating the carport to the rear of the site and using the "New Special Room" as an edge, a private court is created off the rear of the "main" house with direct access from the dining room. This open space treatment in turn encourages a zero lot-line type of interlocking open spaces for repeating or side-by-side developments.
The proposed New Vancouver Special allows for dynamic growth and demographic change. The provision of the "New Special Room", originally unfinished, allows for both the family and the house to grow.
(Excerpt from official publication)
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