Before & After: A Punchy Perforated Screen Fills This Vancouver Apartment With Light

This compact apartment in Vancouver’s Armoury District has an inspired solution for bringing light to the ground floor.

When two attorneys who work for indigenous groups and nonprofit clients purchased this two-story Vancouver duplex, the top floor was laid out as an open kitchen and living room. Plenty of daylight flowed in through extensive glazing—but the lower level was mostly windowless, and the entryway suffered from a lack of natural light.

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Stephen Zacks
Stephen Zacks is an advocacy journalist, architecture critic, urbanist, and organizer based in New York City.


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