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Veil House
by Measured Architecture

Photo by Ema Peter

Measured Architecture has designed Veil House in Vancouver, Canada.

This urban house project was for a family of four who wanted to root themselves in their charismatic neighbourhood on Vancouver’s east side. They asked for a home that while modern in design would draw inspiration from the house silhouettes around them, such as the pitched roofs, and capture the unpretentious energy of the street.

This single-family home on Vancouver's fast-evolving east side is a study in using wood — often thought of as a conventional go-to material for the city's domestic architecture — in an original, contemporary way. The result is an elevation of wood both through composition and in evolving the traditional typologies of residential architecture while still drawing inspiration from and conforming with neighbourhood norms. This project also strived to upcycle used wood material to reduce its footprint as part of its overall sustainability goals.

The architects also focused on sustainability and reclamation by dismantling the existing home on the site. Less than 7% entered the landfill — 74,000kg of materials was repurposed, and 9,000kg was sent for reuse on other builds in the region.

This project has been longlisted in the urban house category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Measured Architecture

Project: Veil House

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