randy bens architect

West 18th

This project is in Vancouver, and is situated on a long city lot.  Because of the length, we were able to carve a large light well to the rental suite below.  Hovering above the suite's patio is a long reflecting pool which will be enjoyed from the floor above.  The pool provides an obvious visual amenity, and privacy for the tenants below.

The house is in the RS-7 zone, which is very conservative in it's guidelines.  Our approach was to take a familiar architectural form and wrap it with crisp modern detailing. 

Photographs by Sama Jim Canzian

Ovation Award Winner

Completed 2014.