Measured’s Veil House has received a Citation Award at the 2020 Wood Design and Building Awards. The program is a partnership with the Canadian Wood Council which recognizes and celebrates the outstanding work of visionaries around the world who inspire excellence in wood architecture.
“The Wood Design & Building Awards program is an opportunity to discover and celebrate the world’s best wood architecture, in diverse locations and with a wide variety of typologies,” said Andrew Bowerbank, Vice-President of Market Development for the Canadian Wood Council. “Each year’s jurors are tasked with deciding which projects embody the most creative, innovative and well-executed examples of building with wood. As you can see this year, with more than 30 award winners, there is an amazing abundance of beautiful and functional design, using wood.”
Veil House is a study in using wood — often thought of as a conventional go-to material for Vancouver’s domestic architecture — in an original, contemporary way. The result is an elevation of wood both through composition and in evolving the traditional typologies of residential architecture while still drawing inspiration from and conforming with neighbourhood norms. Veil House also strived to upcycle used wood material to reduce its footprint as part of its overall sustainability goals.