Earth House, Glass House, Cave
From a buried concrete garage, an underground tunnel leads up into a glass pavilion with uninterrupted views of Okanagan Lake. A separate bedroom pavilion is wrapped in rusted steel and covered by a green roof. Several unconventional building systems are employed including a green roof, geothermal heating and cooling, custom fabricated rusted steel cladding panels, an exposed steel structure, structural insulated panels, and high performance glazing with commercial aluminum frames.
2013 AIBC Special Jury Award
Architect of Record: Allen + Maurer Architects
Job Captain and Construction Manager: Florian Jungen