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Stone in Architecture: The Most Common Types

Stone in architecture has been around for literal ages and there are good reasons for that. As one of the most reliable building materials, stone architecture can also last for eons if properly maintained. However, because there are a multitude of different kinds of stones, some are better suited for some applications over others. Below,…

Read more on Trends in Architecture: Skyscraper Designs

Trends in Architecture: Skyscraper Designs

Trends in architecture change and continue to change each year, and one of the most notable changes is actually in height. With zoning restrictions and higher city density, building large, wide structures is often no longer possible. That leaves architects with only one option.  Building up.  However, what that means continues to evolve so we break…

Read more on Why Your Multi-Family Home Should Have Stone Architecture

Why Your Multi-Family Home Should Have Stone Architecture

When it comes to building materials, you have a swath of options to choose from, but stone architecture can be one of the best. Stone is one of the most versatile materials out there and provides significant benefits to choosing it over other materials. Plus, it adds a modern polished look. We provide a breakdown…

Read more on Ongoing Architectural Trends for 2020  

Ongoing Architectural Trends for 2020  

As we get further into the year, some predicted trends fall by the wayside while others dominate the market. Architectural trends are constantly shifting and changing as the current definition for what it means to be “modern” also changes throughout the year. Here are a few of the major trends we’ve noticed that you should take note…

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

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,…

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

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,…

Read more on Global Flooding and Architecture: What Can Venice Teach Us?

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…

Read more on Floating Architecture & BC Boat House Solutions

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…

Read more on Cottage House Design: Retire or Vacation In Style

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…

Read more on Architectural Design: Building A Better World Vs. A Better Building

Architectural Design: Building A Better World Vs. A Better Building

For many decades, architects have concentrated their architectural design on densifying city landscapes with iconic buildings and structures. Architecturally Distinct Solutions in Kelowna understands the drive to bring balance into our busy lives by creating thriving city networks. Modern architectural designs that flow into the existing landscape and enhance its natural beauty as opposed to…