DUPLEX | REVELSTOKE, BC
ARCHITECT | STARK ARCHITECTURE
An ultra-energy-efficient duplex home designed and built for sustainability and conservation.
Fjall Sól celebrates cutting edge design and construction, where every feature incorporates smart and efficient details extending far beyond what meets the eye. This is a home that not only performs well in a northern climate but also functions and ages elegantly.
Inspired by its rugged mountainous surroundings, this home embodies mid-century modern architecture with a Scandinavian interior. The main floor has an open concept floor plan, with a centerpiece wood-burning fireplace to encourage gatherings around the ambiance of the fire. The cantilevers increase the floor space upstairs and their overhang shades the windows to keep the home cool in the mid-summer heat. Smart roof systems ensure excess snow sheds away from entryways, while also protecting the solar thermal panels. These panels are oriented southward for optimal sun exposure, while also being strategically placed to avoid snow collection in the winter. A buildup of snow on the solar panels would render them useless in the winter when they are most critical.