Riverfront in Revelstoke
Surrounded by first growth forests, this post and beam home sits on the shores of the Columbia River in beautiful Revelstoke, BC. The most striking space of the home is the living area which features floor to ceiling windows that frame the breathtaking river and mountain views.
Innotech worked closely with the architect to help design the home’s architectural focal point. In the home’s original drawings, this wall featured an aluminum curtain wall separated into nine panels by costly and unsightly mullions. While aluminum curtain walls may seem like a good solution, they are very poor energy and thermal performers; the lack of energy efficiency may have added to the home’s operating costs (heating and cooling) and may have created an uncomfortable (too hot in summer, too cold in winter) living space.
Recognized for our ability to build extra large windows that don’t compromise on performance, we recommended revising the original drawing with Innotech windows separated by a few glue lam beams. Instead of nine smaller glass panels, the feature wall now has five larger windows. And performance – air, water and energy – was not compromised in the process. The final result speaks for itself.