Category: Past Projects
Private Residence, 2005
Stevenson Residence owner-built project, 2011.
Framing and box columns under construction (May 2011)
Framing and box column installation (May 2011)
East side and wrap-around veranda deck
Finished exterior stucco over straw bales
Straw bale interior ‘columns’ frame the terrace doors
The Mill Creek Flex Homes’ project purpose was to develop sustainable residential infill within the inner city. This three-unit, 2-storey row housing fits into the City of Edmonton’s vision of higher urban density in the “core,” while complementing the existing neighbourhood’s built form. The development’s location and proximity to local amenities increases the desirability and livability of the project.
The building design creates open, functional public and private interior spaces on a small footprint. It is designed and constructed to showcase a contemporary, modern straw bale building in an urban setting. Collaborative design solutions using straw bale technology were developed for the challenges of the Alberta climate.
Cement-lime stucco and vertical cedar siding create a contemporary exterior that embraces traditional building materials and techniques. Organic, textured straw bale walls, exposed structural wood and concrete, as well as extensive glazing, form the basis … Read More »