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Zesty Kitchen Makeover Ideas From a Passive Design Architect

Aside from your bedroom, your kitchen is probably one of the most–used spaces in your home. But who says it can’t be an expression of you or match your home and done so in a ‘green’ way? We’ve put together some fun ideas for a kitchen makeover to make it as zesty as the dishes you’re […]

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What Does It Mean to Be Net-Zero Ready in the Okanagan?  

With the rise of improvements to the construction of buildings, more environmentally-friendly structures are being built now than ever before. And a new type of building has started to become more of a trend: net-zero buildings. A net zero building in British Columbia is a structure that has zero net energy consumption. Essentially, a building uses renewable energy sources to power that property’s systems, […]

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Where Old and New Collide: The Intersection of Smart Tech and Green Design  

With so much talk about “going green” and reducing environmental impact in recent years, “smart green buildings” have been popping up more and more. Green building is specifically defined by the Environmental Protection Agency as “…the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle from siting to design, construction, operation, […]

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Promoting Productivity Through Innovative Office Design

There’s little doubt that the design of your office affects the amount of work achieved in it. That’s what the research says at least. Office Design Productivity Research A 2014 study highlighted that plants and greenery within an office can increase productivity by up to 15% – while increasing staff happiness. Natural light and access […]

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The Green Cities of Tomorrow, Today

There are plenty of reasons to build green cities. Combating climate change, creating comfort in your neighbourhood, and enhancing natural features (instead of fighting against them) are just a few of them. And since two-thirds of the world’s population will likely live in urban areas by 2050, many cities (like these ones) are working to […]

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How Smart City Technology Is Influencing City Life

While you’ve likely heard of payphones (or made a call in one only to deal with the awful smell and ripped or missing pages of the provided phone book), there are many reasons why you haven’t seen many around anymore. That’s because they, like other technologies, are being phased out in favour of newer, smart city technology.   But smart technology doesn’t always […]

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Global Flooding and Architecture: What Can Venice Teach Us?

We don’t have to look around the world very far to hear about the latest global flooding and architecture catastrophes. Venice has been in the news a ton lately regarding high tides that are causing chaos. Of course, flood-prone locations and cities built below sea-level such as New Orleans and coastal cities such as San […]

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Okanagan Architecture: Saving The Bees In Our Cities 

  Architects are famous for positively influencing our surroundings with visually stunning designs. As the world continues to evolve, we are taking more steps toward greener living. Okanagan architecture can go far in terms of respecting our natural environment. Saving the bees and our pollinators have become a huge priority. It has been quoted that […]

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Designing Your Ultimate Okanagan Dock

  Summer storms, intense wind, and excessive flooding can take their toll on your Okanagan dock. Any type of property damage can be a stressful and expensive ordeal. And, waiting for insurance claims and deciding if it is worth taking a hit on your policy are other factors to consider. Architecturally Distinct Solutions can help […]

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Floating Architecture & BC Boat House Solutions

Living on the water is many peoples’ dream. While floating homes and houseboats may not be a year-round option on Okanagan Lake, many locations in BC support floating architecture communities. Architecturally Distinct Solutions in Kelowna can help you design your ultimate abode. Tiny Homes & Floating Architecture   The tiny home revolution is on the […]

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