Waddell Kunigk House
Vancouver BC
1800 SF
2011-2013

A 1940’s bungalow was lifted to create functional ceiling heights. The plan was reversed to locate all living areas at grade, allowing this house’s small footprint to borrow space from its wild urban gardens.  The existing structure was revealed, supported by a large steel beam used to raise the house. The attic was carved open like a double-ended “Toblerone box”, allowing the occupants to inhabit their entire attic in this sensitive historic zoning district with mandatory traditional roof slopes.

 

Photo Credit: Martin Tessler