Prefabricated Laneway home by DPo Architecture

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Project Details:

Type: Residential Architecture

Architect: DPo Architecture

Location: Canada

Address: Vancouver

Program: Extension| Houses

Year: 2019

Area: 475 sq.ft.

Photographer: Grant Harder

This laneway home was built using prefabricated mass timber CLT panels on a site in Vancouver. The siting of the home locates the glazed sliding doors and a balcony on the lane side while keeping privacy toward the intimate courtyard with the main home.

Prefabricated Laneway home by DPo Architecture
© Grant Harder

An early design decision was to use a wood CLT structural system and to expose the material as an interior finish. Concrete floors with radiant heat generate enough heat in the winter and also help store solar gain through the west-facing glazing.

Prefabricated Laneway home by DPo Architecture
© Grant Harder

Rusting steel panels also make a strong presence in the design as cladding on the exterior. A succulent low maintenance green roof helps with rainwater harvesting on the site.

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