Vancouver architects build timber-lined studio in their own house (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Vancouver architecture studio Scott & Scott Architects

Can you say ‘different’? Vancouver architects David and Susan Scott have built their own timber-lined studio on the lower floor of their home near Main Street and 19th Avenue in East Vancouver.

The stunningly designed interior by the husband-and-wife team was recently featured in British architecture magazine Dezeen. The duo needed a space to work in after founding their company a year ago, so they decided to convert the lower level of their 1911-built, 2-storey home – space that was formerly a butcher and grocery shop – into a uniquely designed studio area.

According to Dezeen, the interior of the former shop space was gutted to create a 70-square-metre studio space with a workshop in the rear and concealed wall storage.

The walls, floor and ceiling are lined with locally sourced planks of douglas fir, and a finishing of beeswax and Canadian Whiskey was added to create a shiny look.

The south facing shopfront exterior wall was torn down and replaced with a wall-to-ceiling glass facade to not only allow for the entry of natural light but also to provide passersby the ability to glimpse inside.

Scott & Scott Architects received recognition and accolades for designing Bestie Currywurst in Vancouver’s Chinatown and a snowboard cabin in Vancouver Island.

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