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Global Flooding and Architecture: What Can Venice Teach Us?

We don’t have to look around the world very far to hear about the latest global flooding and architecture catastrophes. Venice has been in the news a ton lately regarding high tides that are causing chaos. Of course, flood-prone locations and cities built below sea-level such as New Orleans and coastal cities such as San […]

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Okanagan Architecture: Saving The Bees In Our Cities 

  Architects are famous for positively influencing our surroundings with visually stunning designs. As the world continues to evolve, we are taking more steps toward greener living. Okanagan architecture can go far in terms of respecting our natural environment. Saving the bees and our pollinators have become a huge priority. It has been quoted that […]

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Designing Your Ultimate Okanagan Dock

  Summer storms, intense wind, and excessive flooding can take their toll on your Okanagan dock. Any type of property damage can be a stressful and expensive ordeal. And, waiting for insurance claims and deciding if it is worth taking a hit on your policy are other factors to consider. Architecturally Distinct Solutions can help […]

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Floating Architecture & BC Boat House Solutions

Living on the water is many peoples’ dream. While floating homes and houseboats may not be a year-round option on Okanagan Lake, many locations in BC support floating architecture communities. Architecturally Distinct Solutions in Kelowna can help you design your ultimate abode. Tiny Homes & Floating Architecture   The tiny home revolution is on the […]

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She Shed, He Shed Designs: Expanding Your Exterior

Having a quiet little space to call your own is something many people dream about. Trying to convert a room in the basement or the attic may work well depending on who else shares your abode. However, if you are residing with small children, noisy teenagers or elderly relatives who prefer listening to the TV […]

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Cottage House Design: Retire or Vacation In Style

  Is this the summer you are building your Okanagan lakeside cottage? Take these design concepts into account when creating your custom house plans with ADS. Creating a well thought out plan in terms of layout, design, accessibility, resale value and your carbon footprint go a long way in terms of maximizing your enjoyment and […]

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Minimalist Architecture Designs For Serenity At Home & Work

Architecture has the ability to transform our perception, our organizational skills, and our lives. Minimalist architecture designs are becoming more prevalent in today’s expanding society. Having more and “keeping up with the Jones” is exhausting, superficial and time-consuming. Spending endless amounts of cash on the latest and greatest things, toys and experiences often leave many […]

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House Plans For Multi-Purpose Millennial Style

The world is evolving and so is the way we live. Excessive square footage and inefficient home designs are on their way out. Organized, multi-purpose spaces within the urban hub are becoming the norm in terms of millennial house plans and home design. Creatively having access to everything you need within a streamlined and minimalist […]

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Architectural Design: Building A Better World Vs. A Better Building

For many decades, architects have concentrated their architectural design on densifying city landscapes with iconic buildings and structures. Architecturally Distinct Solutions in Kelowna understands the drive to bring balance into our busy lives by creating thriving city networks. Modern architectural designs that flow into the existing landscape and enhance its natural beauty as opposed to […]

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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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