Featured

Featured Project: Treehouse Residence, Vancouver, BC

Tree Residence
Vancouver, BC, Canada
45,000 sf. Greenroofs & 1,400 sf. Green Facades
(I see)

Greenroofs.com Featured Project March 30, 2023

Recently hydroseeded. Image via Residence Trees

Biodiverse defiant living architecture has become such a popular trend in our built urban environments, and rightly so: nature’s affirmation and revocation of biophilia is much needed beauty and joy in our hectic lives, plus urban life takes much needed wildlife habitat space.

Here’s a case in point for our Featured Project: The Treehouse, which offers tons of space for all kinds of creatures.

Arbutus Residence BC

Image: Architek Group

Plus, it’s amazing to see social housing space attributed to high-end properties! A big shout out goes out to the City of Vancouver, BC and developer, Larco Investments, for their forward thinking.

And thanks to Architek Group for sharing their beautiful work with their wonderful video and photos!

Arbutus Residence BC

Arbutus Residence’s green roof in June 2021. Image: Architek Group

excerpt [only] video from the Featured Project Series. See the full Greenroofs.com Project Profile:

Located in Vancouver’s prime west side, within one of British Columbia’s most desirable neighborhoods, Phase 1 of The Arbutus Residences consists of 8-story Block A and 7-story Block B concrete buildings. Once a 1970s-era indoor mall, the multi-building renovation of the shopping center was developed by Larco Investments.

Designed by Dialog Architecture, this LEED Gold collection of homes features 13 distinct green roofs scattered throughout the sprawling multi-residential housing complex, which also boasts over approximately 100,000 square feet of commercial retail space below.

Image: Tree

Tree Residence via Facebook

Featuring studio, 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes and townhouses, The Arbutus Residences offers access to more than 1,500 square feet of private amenities from rooftop terraces to recreational facilities.

The seven-acre Arbutus Village redevelopment, now known as Arbutus Center, also has below-market affordable housing. One hundred residents will live in the complex’s 125 affordable homes in Building A, named “the cave” by the Musqueam First Nation.

Arbutus Residence BC

Present residence in the Arbutus Center building at 4105 Arbutus Street, Vancouver. Image: City of Vancouver via the Daily Hive

The Architek Group It is a challenge to create meadows like the green roofs of the countryside. In general, green roofs increase acreage in size and include biodiverse plantings that attract bees and other pollinators, insects, birds, and more. Great care was taken to select plants that would create a thriving green roof ecosystem. Twenty-five species of flowers and plants have been selected to provide an ideal shelter of diversity and attraction to the urban wildlife population.

Residents of Arbutus had a collaborative green roof built that took a year and a half to complete. Architek Group installed and maintained the green roof and provided design assistance to landscape architects, PWL Group Landscape Architects. Architek is also installed, Jakob Rope Systems The green spaces at Arbutum residences include a jasmine and chocolate vineyard, about 1,400 square feet in total.

Arbutus Residence BC

Image: Architek Group

Arbutus Residence BC

Image: Architek Group

More

Residents enjoy the convenience and comfort of access to outstanding amenities boasting a fitness center, children’s play area, party room, and a beautiful courtyard with a landscaped BBQ and perfect seating for intimate and friendly gatherings. And above the roofs there are also beautifully naturalized meadows with a green roof providing ecological cover.

An incredible array of pollinator and insect species are attracted to the pollen and nectar of the lush flower meadows. The performance results of Arbut’s residential roofs speak for themselves.

Tree Residence via Facebook

Arbutus Residence BC

Image: Architek Group

Year: 2021
master; Larco Investments
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Program building: many uses
Greenroof Type: Semi-intensive
Reason: I suggest a single source
Size: 45,000 sq.ft.
slopes; 1%
Greenwall Type: Green Fa├žade
Reason: I suggest a single source
Size: 1,400 sq.ft.
slopes; 100%
Access: Accessible and inaccessible, Secret

Tree Residence

Hydroseeding the Arbutus Residences. Image: Architek

Credit:

GENERAL BUYER:
URBAN STRUCTURE

Landscape architect:
PWL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS INC.

Architect:
DIALOGUE ARCHITECTURE

GREEN ROOF & FACADE DESIGN ASSISTED BY PWL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS:
ARCHITECT SUSTAINABLE ROOF PRODUCTS

GREEN ROOF INSTALLATION & SUPPLY:
ARCHITECT SUSTAINABLE ROOF PRODUCTS

UF FRONT SYSTEM:
JAKOB FINE SYSTEMS

UF FRONT SUPPLIER & INSTALLATION:
ARCHITECT SUSTAINABLE ROOF PRODUCTS

GREEN ROOF HYDROSEEDING:
GREEN HYDROSEEDING

The issue is:
LEAF PROPERTY CONTROL

Arbutus Residence BC

Image: Architek Group

View the Project Profile

See the Tree Residence to view EVERYONE of images and information about this project in particular Greenroofs.com Projects Database.

Arbutus Residence BC

Arbutus Residences via Arbutus Residences Facebook

Do we miss your attention? Please let us know to add Project Profileand.

Would you like one of your projects to be featured on Greenroofs.com? Read howand remember we have the first figure! Submit your profile.

Love the Earth, Plant the Roof (or the Wall)!

By Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP
Greenroofs.com Publisher & Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summits enemy

Source link

Ava Grey

Hi there! I'm Ava Grey, an enthusiastic article writer with a passion for the arts, fashion, and staying informed about current events. As a journalism student at the New York Academy of Art, I'm driven to use my writing to create positive change and spark meaningful conversations. I'm particularly interested in contemporary art and sustainable fashion, and I love exploring how people use these mediums to express themselves and communicate their values. I believe that staying informed and hearing different perspectives is essential for personal growth and learning, and I'm always eager to engage in lively debates and discussions.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button