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Passive House Design Is Changing The Future Of Building

Architecturally Distinct Solutions Inc. (ADS) is proud to offer “Certified Passive House Designer” services as part of our team’s ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible building design. Matt Johnston’s recent certification is timely as building codes begin to adopt what is known as the “Energy Step Code” with the ultimate goal of ensuring all new homes […]

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Kelowna Architect’s RU7 Homes Add Density With Award-Winning Design

Kelowna has been booming in every neighbourhood from the downtown core to the outskirts of Kettle Valley, through to the Glenmore Highlands and many locations in between. Older residential areas, including streets around Kelowna General Hospital are being rezoned to include more multi-family dwellings on existing single dwelling properties. The Infill Challenge offered by the […]

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How Architectural Solutions Are Helping Global Air Quality

  Our planet is ever-evolving and continuously growing population wise. Architectural layout plays a huge role in urban, commercial and rural development. Ideally, creating something that harmonizes with the landscape on all scales as opposed to just aesthetically, contributes to a building’s lasting effect within a  community. Architecturally Distinct Solutions has the design solutions and […]

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Kelowna Architect: Residential Style Solutions

Thinking of designing and building your ultimate abode?  Perhaps, you are re-inventing one of Kelowna’s gorgeous heritage homes. Architecturally Distinct Solutions has the expertise to transform your storage woes and honor the residential vibes. We can help you incorporate your favourite architectural styles into your private residence. Your Kelowna architects know that home is where […]

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Top Vacation Destinations for Global Architecture

The first few snowflakes have made their appearance and local ski hills are gearing up! Architecturally Distinct Solutions knows that Canadian winters provide many exciting travel opportunities. Global architecture is ripe with opportune low season rates for certain areas. From Bali to Bhutan, hidden island gems or the perfect family getaway, there is always something […]

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Architecturally Symmetrical Examples We Adore

Symmetry is a significant component when it comes to attraction. Psychological tests over the years have shown that people are often drawn to those who have symmetrical facial features. When we interpret balance, harmony and flow, we feel at ease and relaxed. It is no wonder then that in the world of architecture, symmetry has […]

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How to Create a Zen Workspace

  Are your current surroundings helping you and your team accomplish your day to day tasks efficiently and effectively? All too often, companies choose a specific location for their business, office or warehouse, only to find that it isn’t as ideal as they hoped. Budget considerations and real estate can often dictate how and where […]

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Functionalism & Modern Architecture in the Okanagan Valley

Many of the buildings we see around us today were created by following the tenets of popular architectural movements from the post-war era. During that time period, lavish ornamentation and decoration was sidelined as the need for practical structures that were economical and practical, yet sturdy and capable of standing the test of time became […]

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Kelowna Micro Homes & Architecturally Distinct Solutions

What Are Micro Homes? Have you ever wondered how micro homes have become such a worldwide phenomenon? Trying to wrap your head around living in a space similar to the size of a garden shed can be a bit much to initially comprehend.  Imagine, a streamlined, organized space that enables you to simultaneously thrive as […]

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How Kelowna’s Downtown is Meeting Modern Architecture

The design of Kelowna’s Downtown is based upon the separation of four distinct districts: the cultural district, residential district, business district, and historic & entertainment district. It is important for Kelowna to retain its individual character and the identity of each area in order to reflect Kelowna’s ‘brand’ to tourists and residents alike. Further, having […]

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