TSAWWASSEN, B.C. – This focus of this project lay in redesigning the interior partitions of the original prefabricated home to create more meaningful relationships between the interior spaces as well as modifying the roof of the structure to allow natural light to penetrate the dark interior of the home.
Although a variety of options were explored, the proposed design opened up the interior and created spatial variety through lifting the central part of the roof to create a double-storey living space around which the other domestic activities revolved. Window sizes and orientations within the new clerestory structure were designed to maximize passive solar gain along the south and east while minimizing heat loss from the north and preventing the overheating along the west side.
Although this project is currently being constructed, unforeseen construction issues has caused the deviation from the original design.