Before & After: A Humdrum Midcentury in Vancouver Gets an Origami-Like Addition

Measured Architecture opens up a ’50s split-level to spectacular views.

Architect Clinton Cuddington didn’t even have to visit this 1950s split-level home in North Vancouver to have a good idea of what it was like, so common is this housing style in the region. "It falls within a very distinct typology of building, which was indicative of the ’50s and British Columbia," says Cuddington, who leads Measured Architecture.

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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