"Faceted roof folds over shingle-clad laneway house in Vancouver"
01.03.18 | Dezeen
Canadian firm Campos Studio has designed an angular one-bedroom annex for a home in Vancouver, creating more space for a three-generation family.
Campos Studio designed Laneway House in Point Grey so the entire family could be closer together without everyone moving to another home.
"The goal of this project was to reunify a Japanese-Canadian family in a way that would allow them to support each other across three generations," said the studio.
"By developing the project on the family property, the building sidesteps Vancouver's substantial land values while addressing the need to re-engage family structures so that care can be provided for ageing family members."
Situated in one the city's residential neighbourhoods close to its Downtown district, the project is typical of the area where smaller units – known as laneway houses – are built to the rear of pre-existing lots and open onto a back lane. The buildings are often separated from the main larger dwelling by a garden, with the larger roads running past the front of the property.