Orman Residence

Calgary, Albert, Canada –


Stairway and fireplace form a unique focal point

This residence fills a long, narrow site on the Elbow River in an eclectic residential neighborhood of downtown Calgary. The house features a play of masses in a modern architectural language. Inside, the spaces are defined by levels to create an open floor plan. A small courtyard notched from the footprint leads you to the entry into the house. The entry opens to the focal architectural feature of the interior: an elegant staircase ascending from the entry to the private living spaces on the floor above. Insulated concrete form construction provides a high performance building envelope particularly in Calgary’s harsh winters. The building orientation and triple glazed, low-e windows and insulated frames keep the desired warmth in and excess heat out while maximizing abundant daylight to the interior along this narrow site.

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