Vancouver debut for Measured Architecture.
City House Vancouver at 1098 Wolfe Avenue is the first major project to be completed in Vancouver by Measured Architecture [project lead: Clinton Cuddington MAIBC].
The Wolfe house has many sustainable design features, and is an excellent example of the firm’s commitment to high-performance buildings. A green roof, permeable site paving, infiltration rain gardens and native landscaping result in less than a 1% increase in storm-water runoff from the site. There is extensive use of daylight in the project, and natural materials are used throughout. A geo-exchange system with a ground source heat pump dramatically reduces the energy required for heating and cooling by using the latent energy stored below the earth’s surface to treat the air.
The primary goal of achieving a sustainable design agenda without drawing attention to that action and undermining the vision of minimalism and graceful execution of the parts is key to the architects' perceived success. Measured Architecture has adopted the 2030 Challenge which seeks to dramatically reduce the energy used by it's buildings.