Georgia Green Eco4Plex

Replacing a small single-family house with four tightly-tailored space-efficient units that fill the zoning envelope, the project offers a thoughtful demonstration of the new forms density can take. The 3D interrelationship of the four units creates equal amenity for all suites, regardless of their location in plan and elevation.

Each unit enjoys generous indoor and outdoor living spaces, as well as natural light and views from all building faces. Global best practices in high performance housing were achieved, including rainwater collection for toilet flushing and irrigation, solar hot water heating, R30 insulated walls, and triple-glazed windows. Through variations in scale and amenity, the units allow a diverse demographic cross-section to partake in sustainable urban living.

Typology
High Density Urban Infill Housing
Status
Completed October 2009
Location
Vancouver, BC
Size
5,500 ft²
Value
$1.8 Million
Zoning
RM-4 (FSR 1.1)
Awards
Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine: 2013 Canadian Green Building Award - Winning Residential Project
Certification
LEED Platinum / EnerGuide 89
Personnel
Nick Sully, Alec Smith, Hannah Teicher, Matthew Traub
Category
Dwelling