The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.

The challenge in designing an addition to this small house in a historic neighbourhood in Kelowna was finding a way to save a 200-year old oak tree. The solution was a “floating” lightweight structure resting on just 4 steel piles, with air circulating below the building.

Architect of Record: Allen+Maurer Architects Ltd.