The historic Walper Hotel in Canada’s Silicon Valley North is the new hot spot for Kitchener Waterloo’s growing tech community. With newly opened offices of Yahoo, Google and other major tech players, as well as Waterloo’s RIM and the Perimeter Institute
When it came to creating a design language that could transition between the original rooms of the Princes Hill house and the new extension, we sought to highlight the best of the period features and use materiality to harmonise the spaces.
Primary features of this Dickerman weekend retreat house are its simple, open form and clean aesthetic. It emphasizes natural materials including a stone fireplace, Douglas Fir interior finishes, and indoor / outdoor rooms with a visual connection to the natural setting.
Wild Ginger’s new Denny Triangle location builds upon the look and feel that SkB Architects developed for the recently completed Wild Ginger at Lincoln Square in Bellevue, Washington (USA).
In a celebration of the surrounding architectural and design vernacular but with a modern, contemporary interpretation, the Red Hill Farm House exudes a rural character but with an appropriateness to function imbedded deep in its design.
The Admiral House combines sustainable and eco-friendly building practices such as; cross ventilation, gray water collection planters, and passive solar building design that takes into account site location and solar orientation to maximize natural light in the house while also maintaining a low house temperature.