A Modern Multiunit Prefab Prototype in Vancouver

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December 28, 2013
A Vancouver architect maxes out a commercial lot to create a multiunit prefab tower that takes smart urban planning as seriously as good design. Read Full Article
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  Architect Oliver Lang and his partner, Cindy Wilson, created Monad, a multiunit prefab prototype in Vancouver.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    Architect Oliver Lang and his partner, Cindy Wilson, created Monad, a multiunit prefab prototype in Vancouver.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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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.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    The living-dining area of their own residence is lined with doors and windows from Phoenix Glass for Columbia Aluminum Products.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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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.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    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.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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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.”  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    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.”

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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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.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    The kitchen has a Bosch induction range and hood surrounded by a box made by the architect. The faucet is by Blu Bathworks.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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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.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    In the living area’s reading room, which looks across to the neighbor’s living area, Lang incorporated titanium concrete flooring.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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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.  Photo by: Kamil Bialous
    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.

    Photo by: Kamil Bialous

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