The Vienna House team recently toured mass-timber manufacturers to understand the options on the table.
News & Updates
Managing the Hidden Airborne Risks of Home Cooking
Two building scientists call for more research into the health risks of the smoke and fumes released into home kitchens during cooking.
Here’s How Vienna House Residents Will Ride Out Hot and Smokey Summers
The project team paid special attention to ensure that residents will get through heat waves that will increasingly become the norm.
City of Vancouver Green Lights Vienna House Rezoning Application
On August 28, the City of Vancouver Mayor and Council voted unanimously to move the Vienna House project forward.
Ready for Just About Anything
The Vienna House design team envisions a near zero-emissions building that will help soften the impacts of climate change on its residents. Here’s how.
A First Look at Vienna House
PUBLIC Architecture + Communication recently filed a rezoning application that formally proposes Vienna House. Here’s a sneak peek of what it might look like.
Double-Checking the Numbers Before Picking Up the Hammers
Kindred Construction is presently elbows-deep in Vienna House budgeting sheets. Assuming the design pencils out, and following a favourable rezoning application, their team will put it all together.
Psychoacoustics… Qu’est-ce que c’est?
The Vienna House team is working to ensure the project’s residents will enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Among other things, that means paying careful attention to what they hear—and what they don’t.
Prefab’s Plentiful Possibilities
Parts of the Vienna House project will be built on-site in East Vancouver—but other sections will come together elsewhere. Here, modular and offsite construction experts outline some of the options.
Planning For the End Before the Beginning
The LightHouse Sustainability Society recently produced a pair of studies that focus on “design for disassembly” and construction waste diversion. Spoiler: There’s not nearly enough of either.