'Two Birds' Infill House

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Square Feet
  • 940
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • This project page was created by community member Lanefab Design/Build

    The ‘Two Birds’ lane house (940sf, 2br, 2bath) is nestled in a large and lush garden space in South Vancouver, and was conceived as an embodiment of the green ethos demonstrated by the owners’ clothing company, ‘Two Birds Apparel’.

    Drawing from the Two Birds’ logo, the project is broken into two separate wings which are emphasized with a black and white theme; the first wing is a master suite with a bedroom and bathroom that is clad in burnt cedar, while the second wing contains the living space, kitchen, and a second bed/bath, and is clad in a whitewashed pine.

    The project aspires to stretch the perception of what a laneway house can be; it is not a ‘cottage’, not a ‘granny flat’, and not a glorified garage. The Two Birds lane house brings the tenets of west coast modernism into a modern context where the need for urban density, affordability, and a concern for the climate are increasingly important.

    Features include prefab walls and roof, triple glazed windows and doors, whole house LED lighting and reclaimed timber.

    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build

    The lane house sits in the extensive gardens behind the primary residence. Sinking the ground floor 18" below grade allows for loftier ceilings while giving the patio a sense of enclosure.

    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build

    Reclaimed timber beams from a dismantled Vancouver warehouse. The flooring is a concrete micro-topping over a heated concrete slab.

    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Photo Courtesy of Lanefab Design/Build
    Posted By
    Lanefab Design/Build
    @lanefab
    Lanefab is a Vancouver, BC based design/build firm specializing in prefab, custom homes, passivhaus, and eco-modern infill. Builders of Vancouver's 1st 'Laneway House'. You can also find us in the New York Times, Gray Magazine, and TEDx 362 E.10th Ave. Vancouver BC bryn@lanefab.com 604.728.0606
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