- Collaborators:Beyond Homes
- B85:2945 sqft total | 2 storey + basement
- B90:2900 sqft total| 2 storey + basement
Text description provided by the architects. B85 + B90 are located in Altadore, one of Calgary’s older established inner-city neighborhoods. This community is unique and transitional due to the flux of people moving there and revitalizing the area with new developments. The Dwellings were completed in 2015 with the concept of creating two stylistically harmonious but different speculative homes with rustic and modern elements in a way that represents Calgary as a contemporary and evolving city. The homes have complementary exteriors and similar interior layouts with contrasting interior palates. They are organized from an open concept with the main living spaces at grade, a recreation and guest suite below, and 3 bedrooms, laundry and 2 full bathrooms above.
B85 is a simple and timeless house which pulls some inspiration from rustic 80's architecture. The exterior is clad with recycled weathered barn board and is unique to the area with a sharp shed roof pitch. The natural materiality and open, bright spaces emphasize the peace, serenity and internal balance of the home. The entire second floor is vaulted with a large rake window, giving plenty of natural light to enter into the tranquil master suite. The Ensuite is spacious and monochromatic making use of unique materials and textures. The room has a raw feel similar to the exterior with the use of materials such as, copper piping, subway tile, and concrete.
B90 is integrated into the existing context of the street with its cedar-siding façade and unique and simple corrugated metal frame. The large windows let light filter through the house and emphasize the openness of the floor plan. The interior integrates a variety of textures, materials, and elements such as paralam beams, mono stringer stairs, designer tile, quartz countertops, oak flooring, custom concrete sinks, designer lighting, and custom barn doors to create a harmonious yet eclectic living space.