January Passive House Social

In The House: Online Social Series

Here is your chance to ZOOM around the Lower mainland to check out a number of great locations and stay up to date on everything Passive House.

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Chris Hill chats with David Arnott about his recent Passive House projects:

Tantrum Commercial: Revelstoke Bike Shop

“This commercial space promises to be a real game changer.”

David Arnott, principal of Squamish-based Stark Architects says, “it didn’t look like a problem. It looked a lot like an opportunity. Vancouver Sun, June 19, 2020

Revelstoke bike shop named North America’s first ‘passive’ office/commercial space

The Tantrum building is a commercial infill Passive House project that demonstrates the benefits of exceeding design and code minimums in what is typically an overlooked building typology. The narrow 7.6-meter by 39.5-meter site sits in Revelstoke’s downtown core amidst heritage-era low-rise buildings. The three-storey building houses a ground floor retail unit with co-lab offices above. “It bridges the gap between the older town and the newer building,” says Arnott. “It’s a perfect typology for infill—a building that will last 100 years and use vastly less energy than its neighbours.”The building was completed in Fall 2019.

For more details on this project, please click here.

Trinity Passive: Lexi duPONT new Ski Basecamp

We used prefabricated panels of cross-laminated timber to build an elevated ski retreat for the world champ, Lexi duPont. “It’s like going back into olden times,” says Arnott. “The whole house is basically wrapped in a giant blanket.”

Passive House Basecamp as seen in DWELL

Triangles are a recurring motif in Lexi duPont’s life. In her family, she’s one of three sisters. As a pilot, she’s learned that triangles are a waypoint symbol in flight navigation. And as a professional big mountain freeskier, she glides down slopes and peaks.

It’s only fitting that her home in Revelstoke, British Columbia, follows the theme. From its sharp, gable roof to the triangular courtyard, Trinity Passive by Stark Architecture is a 3,800-square-foot residence that works every angle. Dwell Magazine, December 7th, 2021.

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