River’s Edge House in Calgary, Alberta Building, Canadian Real Estate Development, Architecture Images

River’s Edge House in Calgary

31 Jan 2020

River’s Edge House

Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated

Location: Calgary, Canada

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

Alloy Homes Incorporated designed and built this brand new family home to feel like it’s been a part of the neighbourhood for years. River’s Edge House is a modern home with a sophisticated palette, it’s wrapped in low maintenance natural materials designed to weather gently and enhance its character as time passes. This is a home that wholeheartedly embraces the natural rhythms of its environment. Interiors by Croma Design.

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

The interesting things about the clients:
• A custom design/build project for an active, urban family with two kids.
• Owners have a passion for art and architecture.

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

The clients brief was to:
• “Make it Modern. Make it Comfortable. Make it Bright.”
• “Give us a functional Work of Art.”
• “Facilitate Indoor/Outdoor Living.”
• “Respect the natural rhythms of the site.”

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

Alloy Homes Incorporated’s solutions were:
• Use lots of high performance glass and opening walls to create physical and visual connections between house and site.
• Design the house around movement of the sun. Place windows, terraces, and sitting areas strategically so the family can “follow the sun” throughout the day.
• Create a modern home with a sophisticated palette, wrapped in low maintenance natural materials designed to weather gently and enhance its character as time passes.
• Respect the rhythms of the adjacent river, which floods periodically. The main floor is raised above the flood line and there’s no mechanical equipment in the basement. A prefab foundation wall system allows for easy cleanup and rehab should another flood ever occur.

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

The sustainability features are:
• Prefabricated foundation walls were used because the house is in a flood zone.
• Rather than building a layered basement wall assembly, these prefab panels incorporate structure, insulation and mounting points for drywall in one seamless assembly.
• Should the basement flood again, it’s easy to strip the drywall and spray down the interior wall surfaces. There are no hidden spaces for silt to accumulate.
• Mech room on main was a space planning challenge. We created a service zone on the interior side yard so the rest of the floor plan could be open.

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

There’s simply no other house like this in Calgary. Alloy Homes Incorporated’s clients asked them to push the limits and together we have created a home that has already become iconic. It’s become a magnet for location scouts looking to use the home as a movie set.

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

River’s Edge House, Calgary – Building Information

Architect + Builder: Alloy Homes Incorporated

Project size: 3081 ft2
Completion date: 2019
Building levels: 2

Rivers Edge House Calgary Alberta

Photography: Joel Klassen

River’s Edge House in Calgary, Alberta image / information received 310120

Location: Calgary, Canada

New Houses in Calgary

Modern Farmhouse, Calgary, Alberta
Architects: Alloy Homes Incorporated
Modern Farmhouse Calgary Alberta
photograph : Joel Klassen

Modern Farmhouse near Calgary, Alberta

New Calgary Houses

Withrow Laneway House
Architects: Studio North
Withrow Laneway House
photo : Mark Ericksony

Withrow Laneway House

The Slender House, Ogden
Design: MU Architecture
The Slender House
photograph : Stéphane Groleau

The Slender House in Ogden

Bowling Lane House, Albert Park
Design: Studio North
Bowling Lane House
photograph : Matthew Kennedy

Bowling Lane House in Calgary

New Calgary Buildings

Calgary Architecture

Calgary Central Library
New Central Library in Calgary
photo © Michael Grimm
New Central Library Calgary

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Architects: DIALOG
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
photograph : Ema Peter Photography

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Canada Architecture

Canada Architectural Design – chronological list

Canadian Building News

Canadian Architecture

Canadian Architects

American Architects

Vancouver Architecture Tours : city walks by e-architect

Comments / photos for the River’s Edge House in Calgary, Alberta page welcome

Canada