status: completed 2011
architect: Kenneth Chooi, DSK Architecture
project designer: Stéfan Levasseur
photography: Stéfan Levasseur & Cut My Timber
The Intergenerational House is an energy efficient residence for multi-family living. The three story main house is designed as a home for a family of two adults and two children. The spacious, lower two bedroom suite is occupied by grandparents, while the small laneway home is designed for future occupancy by the children; it currently provides affordable rental accommodations to students at the nearby University.
Passive sustainable concepts are used throughout the project: thermal mass, natural and stack ventilation, natural day lighting, rainwater harvesting and the use of thermal hot water heat. It’s main innovation is the building’s wood framing process - prefabricated off site with the aid of computer cutting machines and erected on site in 4 days. The residence is Built Green rated platinum and LEED for homes certified.
Stéfan was a project designer for Intergenerational House with DSK Architecture