Beautiful, light-filled home slots into a skinny lot in Vancouver

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Faced with a unique lot size of 20 by 200 feet, Canadian design studio Randy Bens Architect was challenged to create a home with a sense of expansiveness despite the property’s back lane-like dimensions. Tapped by boutique builder Moosehead Contracting, the architects teamed up with Falken Reynolds Interiors to complete the Saint George House, a project that proves that beautiful and innovative design can still be had even on challenging sites. Interested buyers and design lovers will even get… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Skinny house in Vietnam is surprisingly filled with natural light and cooling winds

Commissioned for a middle-aged couple and their child, the Cul-de-sac House is named for its location at the end of a long and narrow cul-de-sac. To maximize natural light, the interior is centered on an atrium that funnels light from the skylight into the surrounding rooms. Windows of varying sizes, including grids of square openings, punctuate the home to promote airflow that provides much-needed natural cooling in the tropical climate.

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