A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

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December 28, 2013
Originally published in Prefab Now
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Dense as Sensibility
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  Architect Oliver Lang and his partner, Cindy Wilson, created Monad, a multiunit prefab prototype in Vancouver.
    Architect Oliver Lang and his partner, Cindy Wilson, created Monad, a multiunit prefab prototype in Vancouver.
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  The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products.
    The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products.
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  The living room is furnished with a Bird chair and ottoman by Harry Bertoia, a Greg sofa by Zanotta, a CK 10 rug by Calvin Klein, and a Tolomeo lamp from Artemide.
    The living room is furnished with a Bird chair and ottoman by Harry Bertoia, a Greg sofa by Zanotta, a CK 10 rug by Calvin Klein, and a Tolomeo lamp from Artemide.
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  The couple’s daughters, Fiona and Olivia, try out the central elevator, which is shared by all the owners and tenants and was designed, says Lang, “to encourage neighbor interaction.”
    The couple’s daughters, Fiona and Olivia, try out the central elevator, which is shared by all the owners and tenants and was designed, says Lang, “to encourage neighbor interaction.”
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  The kitchen has a Bosch induction range and hood surrounded by a box made by the architect. The faucet is by Blu Bathworks.
    The kitchen has a Bosch induction range and hood surrounded by a box made by the architect. The faucet is by Blu Bathworks.
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  In the living area’s reading room, which looks across to the neighbor’s living area, Lang incorporated titanium concrete flooring.
    In the living area’s reading room, which looks across to the neighbor’s living area, Lang incorporated titanium concrete flooring.
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  Each of the residences has outdoor space attached to it; the family’s unit has a roof deck. In 
lieu of a green roof is a galvanized tub filled with grasses—a collaboration between the architects 
and landscape architecture firm space2place.
    Each of the residences has outdoor space attached to it; the family’s unit has a roof deck. In lieu of a green roof is a galvanized tub filled with grasses—a collaboration between the architects and landscape architecture firm space2place.
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