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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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The Importance of Art in Modern Architecture

  “If it is correct that logic is the basis of the creator’s slightest reasoning, I believe it must not be allowed to interfere with one’s dreams” – Victor Horta   Logic and Architecture Much of the architecture that we appreciate today has derived its inspiration from unlikely sources. When you look at the buildings […]

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What is Urban Sprawl? Is it Bad for the Okanagan?

Discover the positives and negatives of urban sprawl and how we are mitigating the effects   You may have heard the term “urban sprawl” referred to on a news segment with a not so subtle note of disdain. Apparently urban sprawl is the worst thing to hit the West Coast of Canada since the Great […]

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The Influence of Nature on Modern Architectural Design

  “I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is the beginning.” – Steve Jobs   Steve Jobs was not an architect in a traditional sense, but he did orchestrate the creation of a few powerful designs that are now recognized worldwide. […]

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The Bauhaus’ Influence on Architecture

Where the Bauhaus Began: The influence of the Bauhaus school in Dessau, Germany is evident in more than just architecture, for which it is most known. The school existed for a short period, from 1919 – 1933, but in that short time the school managed to have a century long impact, which is still ongoing […]

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In Focus | Matt Johnston of Architecturally Distinct Solutions Inc.

Matt was featured on Kelowna Now’s In Focus column: Meet Matt Johnston – a man zealous about caring for our planet and sustainability. Matt has combined his belief that ‘what we do matters in the world’ with his architectural work in order to design and build green. In fact he and his team have recently been […]

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