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RIVERDALE NARROW LOT HOUSES

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Location: Edmonton, Canada

Area: 185 m² - 200 m²

Client: Red Brick Real Estate Developments 

Date: 2014 - present (Under Construction)

These urban infill houses are conceived in response to recent changes to City of Edmonton bylaws, which now allow for the division of wider lots (over 50’) into 25’ wide parcels. These changes are particularly pronounced in Edmonton’s mature neighborhoods, in this case the picturesque area of Riverdale. The construction of 2 new homes, replacing a post-war bungalow in a deteriorated state, represents a forward-thinking act of infill and densification, an alternative to urban sprawl so characteristic of the North American city. Of modest size (2,000ft² each), these 3-bedroom homes are a model of urban infill that is well-planned and energy efficient, in addition to being visually timeless additions to Edmonton’s urban fabric.