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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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She Shed, He Shed Designs: Expanding Your Exterior

Having a quiet little space to call your own is something many people dream about. Trying to convert a room in the basement or the attic may work well depending on who else shares your abode. However, if you are residing with small children, noisy teenagers or elderly relatives who prefer listening to the TV […]

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Cottage House Design: Retire or Vacation In Style

  Is this the summer you are building your Okanagan lakeside cottage? Take these design concepts into account when creating your custom house plans with ADS. Creating a well thought out plan in terms of layout, design, accessibility, resale value and your carbon footprint go a long way in terms of maximizing your enjoyment and […]

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Minimalist Architecture Designs For Serenity At Home & Work

Architecture has the ability to transform our perception, our organizational skills, and our lives. Minimalist architecture designs are becoming more prevalent in today’s expanding society. Having more and “keeping up with the Jones” is exhausting, superficial and time-consuming. Spending endless amounts of cash on the latest and greatest things, toys and experiences often leave many […]

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