|Location:||Victoria, British Columbia|
|Building Type:||Single Family Residential|
|Certification Type:||Passive House Classic|
|Year of Construction:||2013|
|Gross Floor Area (m2):||254|
|Treated Floor Area (m2):||251|
Designed by Cascadia Architects in Victoria, it is a two-family residence for a young family of four, plus active grandparents in a separate suite. As the front of the lot faces west, the building must maintain a suitable presence from the street while maximizing the southern orientation for solar heat gain in the winter. To provide separation of living spaces for two families on the sloping lot, the upper suite uses the front yard as outdoor space on a quiet street, landscaped for privacy. The secondary suite on the garden level is on grade, with the backyard as its outdoor living space.
Photo credit for all images: Derek Ford