Our 3rd party design consulants provide a valuable and fresh perspective on some of our projects. In this case Fernie designer Patti Emmerson has annotated our 3D line drawings with colours to better illustrate her original concept design.
Our 3D software allows us to get a better handle on the framing considerations for our designs. In this instance we can look at the bearing of the ridge beam load through to the foundation and the use of a girder truss in place of a standard engineered beam.
This custom designed home in Kicking Horse Resort shows the typical Linwood post-and-beam vaulted structure with glulam beams. We used natural tones to make the most of the cedar lap and board and batton siding and the large triple fascias balance the imposing yet simple roof line.
In this concept project for a grant application (which we can best describe as putting lipstick on the proverbial) we look at primarily a cladding renewal with some functional improvements to an aging community hall.
This Kimberley home features a simple roof line suited to the snow conditions; note the large overhangs to keep shedding snow away from the steps to the basement. We used cement board siding to minimize maintenance and some timber accents to improve the mountain theme.
We use line drawings later in the design process to assist our 3rd party consultants in colour selection.
Designed by the client, Impronta was engaged to create construction drawings.
This home was built by Mountain Recreation Homes in Fernie, BC.
This Fernie town house is a cost effective design incorporating a simple truss roof, cement board siding, and a very efficient use of space to provide four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an office upstairs.
Another view of the Patti Emerson design much closer to completion, note the vast 16ft bi-parting 8ft high patio door that will more than repay its cost in the impressive view and light it will provide.
Our 3D glass-house views can provide an additional means of visualising the use of space. In this instance a concept for a commercial warehouse project.
We find that many of our clients struggle with interpreting two dimensional plans and measurements into 3D space. Our floor overviews and internal cameras with furniture placement provides a very powerful means of communicating space.
For interior design and colour choices our extremely powerful raytracing software can provide photo-realistic renders that can be used to sell a feature or to fine tune colour selections. Note the reflections of the deck railings in the oven door! This Mountain Recreation Homes rennovation greatly improved the available kitchen space.
This large Kicking Horse recreational house, another Linwood home, features timber accents to improve an otherwise vast frontage. The use of three claddings on the front break up the look - as do the strong corner and band board trims.
Our simple floor layouts provide an uncluttered plan for our clients. Not really useful for construction, they are a key part of getting to a final design that works. This custom home was one of a series of three built by Fernie builder Medlicott Homes with materials supplied by Brecan Homes.
This golf course home was designed with quite stringent developer requirements to accommodate. Being able to create realistic 3D imagery allows the client to test a range of exterior styles and colours. This home was again supplied by Brecan Homes and built by Medlicott Homes Inc.
This Koocanusa concept home and garage will have minimal maintenance due to the cement board siding and simple roof lines. Supplied as a package by Brecan Homes this design-to-a-budget home is a custom home that meets its clients needs, and will feature a geothermal radiant heating system.
Another Brecan Home but with echoes of typical Lindal or Linwood rakehead front, this vaulted ceiling design stands the test of time and provides a great balance of space, light and function. The vast decks are a costly addition, but provide a balance to the design and make the most of the 360 degree views.
Another Medlicott Homes built home supplied by Brecan and drafted by Impronta. This very effective floor layout makes the most of natural light, space and flow. There is no wasted room but a surpising feeling of space.
This vast split-level Sparwood home makes the most of modern truss techniques to provide a cost effective structure with cement board siding and raised main floor to provide three levels of accommodation. A great family home designed by Impronta for the home owner builder.
This grant application concept drawing provides a useful starting point for proposals and ideas. In this instance Impronta is pleased to be able to assist the Fernie Heritage Library in their quest for an improved garden and parking layout.
Our clever 3D-slider function assists greatly in visualizing the flow, space and head heights of our designs.
These three Medlicott Homes town houses provide a balanced theme to a brown field site. Fixed-price packages provided by Brecan Homes meant a cost effective build that with the cedar siding and timber accents provide an upmarket feel