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Hummingbird House

Date: Current

Location: Squamish BC

A group of families first purchase a piece of land to build small houses around a shared garden.

Hummingbird house is a compact structure, built of solid timber panels, for a family of 4.    The open living area faces south, arranged around a flexible outdoor space that provides protection from the Squamish winds and rain.   Upstairs, interlocking loft bedrooms celebrate the high ceilings while remaining compact.  Carefully placed windows frame views to the surrounding landscape and filter light through the solid wood interior.

In development with construction scheduled for November 2016.  With all prefabricated components we are targeting a 2 week construction period from when the 1st Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels are lifted into place, to a weather tight building, with windows and roof installed.  The design process involves significant (and very enjoyable) collaboration between architect, engineer, timber modeller, and contractor.