An amazing living space design which is called The Mendoza Lane House is finished by the Lanefab designer. This project is constructed in 2009 while the Canadian city of Vancouver made an effort to increase the density in its single-family neighborhoods by allowing the home owners to replace their garages with a laneway houses. And this house design which is constructed by the Lanefab architect is the first laneway house which is completed.
Finally, the living space project is completed from the development in early 2010, as for a description, this project is the first ‘laneway house’ which is finished under the city of the Vancouver’s 2009 by law which is allowed for a small infill dwellings to be added onto the existing single family properties throughout the city. With the passage of the bylaw, a part of the city’s ‘eco-density’ program, over 60, 000 properties became eligible for this type of infill development. The large space of the area of this living space is 710 square feet, 1 br+ den, with combined living/dining/kitchen upstairs along with a balcony. This living space design is built on standard 33’x122’ lot and has the same footprint as the garage it replaced. To allow the architect to create the buildings which are 2x as the energy efficient as the typical new home in Vancouver, a prefab system of the project which is like all the Lanefab projects is built with the Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is used. The windows of the living space are triple glazed and most of the materials for the building are manufactures locally.
Visit the Lanefab Design/Build website – here.
Photography by Krista Jahnke