This project gutted and re-built a classic split-level house from the early 1980s. D’Arcy Jones Architects completely opened up a long, angular space, to create an airy sense of space. Which is not possible in Vancouver anymore. Because for some reason, high ceilings heights are not allowed in any new house.
The architects used a palette of heated concrete floors, raw waxed steel, bleached oak plywood, and sculpted white drywall — these materials enclose a variety of spaces that are simple and complex.
Photography by Sama Jim Canzian