Situated on the West side of Vancouver, on a 50’ wide lot, this family home was formed to fit quietly within an established mixed neighborhood. Sitting on a gently sloping site with oblique downtown and mountain views, the Mackenzie Heights House …
Frits de Vries Architects
Established in 1985, Frits de Vries Architects + Associates Ltd. (FdVA) is an award-winning, Vancouver-based Architectural firm with a focus on custom residential homes. We work with private individuals and developers to create unique designs that are client and site specific. Our homes are highly tailored to the unique requirements of each client, and the designs are a direct reflection of not only their needs, but their personality. We act as consultants and advocates for our clients from concept design through to construction services. As designers of the first LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada we strive for environmentally conscious designs that are as sustainable as they are elegant.
The West 8th Avenue Residence is set on a modestly-sized lot in the heart of Point Grey. FdVA designed this home as a response to our clients careers in theatre, and their interest in combining Japanese principles of art with Western Architecture.
Located directly adjacent to Pacific Spirit Park, the FdVA design team identified the forest setting of the neighbourhood as the driving design element. The Vancouver house is conceived as a pavilion in a park: a loose arrangement of simple, bold elements that float in a park-like atmosphere.
Tsawwassen Beach House is a residential project completed by Frits de Vries Architects. Located on the beachfront in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, this compact home blurs the boundary between contemporary interior and the natural beachfront. Situated on a narrow 35’ wide lot, fronting Centennial Beach, FdVA designed the efficient and open plan with a focus on ocean […]