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Veccio E Nuovo



A poster child for beautiful & sustainable housing on an affordable budget.

The process of designing and building with a budget goal is difficult. Often single decisions have collateral effects on the budget which can be detrimental to meeting the goal. Strategically designing for the site is one of the most important and overlooked principles in the design process. The floor plan follows a simple orientation of rooms and the windows have been carefully organized to adequately light interior spaces and take advantage of the stunning views of Mt. Begbie and Macpherson. Veccio e Nuovo met the challenge by adhering to a simple rectangular building envelope, investing in windows and insulation, and using repurposed material and smart design features.

The savings in using repurposed material and smart design features gave us the option to ‘re-invest’ into other elements or add options such as the covered porch and deck area in the back. This offers a place to take in a sunny morning, sit outside in the rain, or share barbecue nights with friends.

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