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Project • By Campos StudioPrivate Houses

Point Grey Laneway

Point Grey Laneway is a re-imagination of a traditional colonial style laneway. Respectful of the Japanese Canadians that have lived in Vancouver for generations, allowing them to age in place. The project was exectued as a colloboration between Vancouver design firm Campos Studio and Blue Design. The intent is to provide affordable rental housing through soft density. The form replicates the city's predominant craftsman revival form while maintaining the goal to make this minimal space a truly liveable environment with only 640 square feet. The building is intentionally asymmetric and clad in hand stained split face hand painted shakes and metal.  More

Project • By Campos StudioHousing

Hastings Sunrise Artist Studio

This project was conceived with two specific programmatic scenarios in mind – an immediate requirement for an 800sf working artist studio, secure storage, and covered parking space; as well as a future agenda to easily convert the structure into a one-bedroom laneway dwelling. It was designed prior to the City of Vancouver’s Laneway Housing Initiative, and represents an progressive approach to Vancouver’s zoning bylaws. In the artist studio scenario the finished ‘garage’ is used as a storage space, with large swing doors opening onto the lane for moving large artwork in and out of the studio. In the laneway dwelling scenario the ‘garage’ is converted into a bedroom, and the powder room expands to accommodate an already roughed-in sho... More

Project • By McGregor CoxallDistribution Centres

Southern Laneways

Building upon the dynamics already established in this precinct, the design for the three laneways aims to enhance the public realm to attract smaller retail tenancies to generate a vibrant public street life. The proposal was to generate different activities at different times, serving different interests at daytime such as lunch break out space and in the evening and night such as vibrant and innovative bars. The key design provides a flexible platform for multi-purpose use. The existing unsafe character of the lanes was altered to a high quality public realm. Initiatives were driven by an overhaul of the existing traffic scheme, converting from road to shared zones optimised for pedestrian utilisation whilst still maintaining existing... More