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Haeccity Studio Architecture
Architecture by Haeccity Studio Architecture seen at Vancouver, Vancouver - Mole Hill Missing Middle
Image credit: Sama Jim Canzian

Mole Hill Missing Middle

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This dedicated rental building in downtown Vancouver’s West End is sandwiched between a seven storey apartment building and a two-and-a-half storey heritage house. The project bridges the difference in scale of its neighbours while responding to site constraints and a sensitive heritage context. In order to preserve an existing mature Cypress tree, the building’s massing is split into two sections, creating a communal courtyard in the middle.

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Haeccity Studio Architecture

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Haeccity Studio Architecture is a full-service design studio operating at the intersection of art, architecture and planning.

Founded in 2011, Haeccity Studio is committed to practicing responsible design and realizing lasting structures for the healthy integration of human and natural systems. Our team members bring to the table a wealth of experience on large and small projects around the world.

It's pronounced "hek-si-tee"

Our name is borrowed from philosophy where haecceity denotes the discrete and defining characteristics of a thing. Founded on the conviction that architects can enact meaningful change, Haeccity Studio is dedicated to exploring the defining qualities of each design challenge, making each endeavor unique in its engagement with its environment, community, and culture.

Haeccity Studio is the recipient of the 2019 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Merit and the 2018 Urbanarium’s First and Planner’s Prizes for the Missing Middle Competition.