Juniper Road Residence
Richard Lindseth Architecture
Dryvit Systems Canada
Sandcastle Stucco Inc.
The building is a unique addition to a traditional residential neighbourhood that takes advantage of its corner lot by thoughtfully distributing the building mass, cascading down the slope and transitioning from the pedestrian access to the entrance lower down.
The design of the space was driven by the needs of the home owner. It is a very functional, modern residence with distinct design features that provide individuality within the local urban landscape.
The modern appeal of this residence goes beyond the surface – the insulated wall assembly, including the Dryvit Stratum Guard system provides a robust building enclosure that is air and moisture tight. Most importantly, the wall assembly is impenetrable to the local population of woodpeckers. The ShieldIt base coats were tested early into the service life of the cladding, and the bird were unable to penetrate the system. The birds have moved on since.
In the age of highly insulated buildings, having a reliable method that provides design freedom and high-performance remain at the forefront of all architectural designs, which when scaled against economy & ecology arrives at the design of the exterior walls of the Juniper Road residence. The project demonstrates how EIFS can be used to enhance the thermal performance of a steel framed building (house), and contribute to the continuity and simplicity of a design based purely on formal massing composition, without intricate jointing or material changes.