Do you salivate at the thought of living in a modern open concept home? Then you're going to love The LG House.
Located in Edmonton, AB (one of the fastest-growing young cities in Canada), the LG House was completed in 2011 by Thirdstone Inc. [^], a local architecture firm.
This residence possesses several of the elements which comprise modern living including:
- an open floor plan
- a flat roof
- clean lines
- a mix of natural materials
This project is a great example of infill housing, which is when a new building replaces an obsolete structure that is at the end of its life span or has been destroyed by fire, for example. It may also occur when an older property is torn down to construct a new one that represents a higher and better use for the site, such as a single-family dwelling on a large lot being replaced with townhomes or a condominium. These each represent forms of intensification and densification of land use, typical in older urban neighbourhoods in proximity to a city's downtown core.
Once the foundation for the design was created, then - like many design-build firms - the creative process of accommodating the wishes, wants and needs of the client (or the investor if the objective is to maximize the return) is completed. Incorporating efficient intelligent design is often an objective.
In the case of this slice of domestic bliss, a courtyard was cleverly placed to increase the natural light, ventilation and connect the indoors with outdoors for more seamless living. I also like how the space plan contains small “cut-outs” around the kitchen and entertainment zones, to enhance the circulation.
Thirdstone Inc. [^] has done a wonderful job at maximizing the limited space given to them! For more innovative work like this, visit Thirdstone Inc [^].
If you are interested in other infill projects, check out these stories on Houseporn.ca:
Go Green = Go Small in East York, Toronto
The Westboro Home By Kariouk Associates In Ottawa, Ontario
Shape Architecture Sets An Award-Winning Example With Vancouver’s Union Street EcoHeritage Project
Modern Infill In Ottawa, Ontario, By Christopher Simmonds Architect
All photos courtesy of Thirdstone Inc. [^]
Researched and written by Matthew Mun, a student in the Masters of Architecture Program, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University.
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