Lodestar Projects

Residential

Scope of project:

The customer wanted a facility designed to minimalize sight blockage, and to provide maximum usable space, while retaining the main features desired in a residential setting.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Patio / outdoor space on rooftop, eliminating the need to compromise ground space
  • Garage 2
  • Bedrooms
  • Modern appearance, designed to fit into the community
  • Expedited construction schedule
Residential

TREEHOUSE nestled into existing forest with minimal impact to forest footprint

Scope of project:

Design a TREEHOUSE retreat that has minimal impact on the existing forest, providing maximum outside views from all levels.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Optimal use of lot-space, less than 450 square feet of surface area covered
  • Strategically positioned to minimize greenspace disruption
  • Three level, 1, 308 square feet of interior space
  • Third level module providing private views of surrounding landscape, with option to expand
  • Externally mounted stairs, enclosed in glass from floor to ceiling
Treehouse

Multi level with rooftop garden and greenspace

Scope of project:

Design a facility that could be produced for commercial and/or residential applications. Provide maximum interior and exterior space with cost-effective expansion options for plan variations or future expansion.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • 100% efficient use of lot-space
  • Three level with 100% of footprint repurposed as rooftop gardens and patios
  • Rooftop greenhouse garden space that could be removed to allow an additional module
  • Third level module providing private views of surrounding landscape, with option to expand
  • Externally mounted stairs for multi-unit capabilities for offices or residential applications
  • Elevator options built into staircase module, with option to enclose as required
  • Maximum water harvesting for use in greenspace and garden features
Multi level

Mixed-Use Residential, Office, Commercial

Scope of project:

The approval decision would be based on the ability to provide maximum usable space within a challenging footprint, between other buildings currently on the site plot.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Expanded interior room concept
  • Maximum usable footprint
  • Crane-in installation of frames for quick construction cycle
  • Rooftop garden / patio space adding the bonus use of rooftop area
  • Achieved Budgetary requirements
  • A footprint that fit into the restrictive building lot
  • Appealing design suitable for commercial, retail and residential use
Mixed use

Residential, with traditional design features

Scope of project:

Design a hybrid residential structure that fits into existing community, maximizing the benefits of Lodestar modules, with features in-line with neighboring traditional structures. Provide individualized patio and outdoor spaces for each room, built to compliment the natural grade of the lot.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • 5 individual patios and greenspace
  • Rooftop patio overlooking the landscape
  • Construction schedule 25% less than traditional estimates
  • rooftop features aligned to neighboring buildings
  • Controlled rainwater runoff with water harvesting component
  • Design and color features aligned to customers vision
  • Incorporated the natural rock features into the exterior finishes
Residential

Hybrid, combining traditional with modern

Scope of project:

Create a grand entrance and multi-level window wall providing natural light throughout the structure and a centrally located open stair system. Leverage the structural strength of Lodestar Modules to support the connecting structure designed with traditional materials.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Private access to bedroom patio areas
  • Rooftop patio
  • Three story window wall for maximum natural light
  • Slope roof providing contrast with modular shape
  • Rapid construction schedule
  • Minimal Mix of colour and material to create a custom appearance
Hybrid

Residential, water front with low skyline  visual impact

Scope of project:

The main features required included minimal skyline obstruction ensuring waterfront views are  unimpacted, allowing future expansion options to benefit form the available view. The structure was limited to a single level with the requirement for a centrally located art-showcase feature allowing natural light and visibility throughout the structure.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • The ability to construct the building without a peak roof, reducing the total height
  • The ability to add-on to the structure with ease, accommodating future expansion plans
  • Maximum protection from lake effect winds and weather events
  • Rapid construction
  • Soundproof construction
  • A courtyard in the centre of the building, capturing natural light in an open-concept layout
  • Construction costs below budget, allowing the design revisions to include added features
Water front

Multi-unit residential community

Scope of project:

Design a community that provides functional and enjoyable spaces, maximizing interior and exterior areas. Accommodate a rapid construction schedule that would allow multiple projects to be completed in a condensed period of time.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Two story buildings with the option to expand to 3 levels as needs evolve
  • Maximum window and door features
  • Construction schedule within budgeted time allowance
  • Product staging off site to minimize the impact on neighbors during construction
  • Modular construction, allowing material to be custom ordered to minimize waste
  • Rooftop patio and garden spaces
Multi-unit

Hospitality

Scope of project:

The customer wanted a facility with clear line of sight through the structure, a maximum window and door view to the outside landscape, with an accelerated build cycle to meet their target launch window.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Expanded interior room concept
  • 90 % see through window and door cavities, low visual impact on scenery and visibility
  • 24-hour crane-in installation of main framing component
  • Rooftop garden / patio functional space
  • Easy maintenance – due to location and seasonal use
  • Incorporate the surroundings into the design and appearance to stay true to the landscape
  • Achieved Budgetary requirements
  • Expandable design, allowing for future horizontal and vertical facility expansion
  • Designed to allow replicating for additional projects in the company’s vision
Hospitality

Residential waterfront community

Scope of project:

Develop a waterfront community with views of water and surrounding landscape, visible from all units. Maintain greenspace and outdoor spaces for all residents with a single season construction schedule.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Rooftop patios for all structures
  • Water and landscape views from all structures
  • Maximum views from interiors, while providing energy efficient spaces
  • Minimal impact to surroundings and landscape
  • Achieved project budget estimates
  • Accelerated construction process, forecasted to meet allotted timeline
  • Maximum water harvesting and runoff management
Residential waterfront community

Multi-unit residential integrated into nature

Scope of project:

Develop a multi-unit residential facility with minimal impact on the natural surroundings, providing ample greenspace, patios, and natural surroundings.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Allowed construction with minimal impact to the natural surroundings
  • Provided rooftop garden and green-space areas
  • High visibility, glass wall of windows and doors
  • Minimal obstruction to skyline views
  • Provided a rooftop view overlooking surroundings
  • Budgeted to be completed within accelerated timeline
  • Provided future expansion options for Phase 2 and 3
integrated into nature

Open concept with open views to surrounding surroundings

Scope of project:

Develop an open concept, two story residential retreat to accommodate 4-season enjoyment. Provide maximum window space to provide views of the surrounding landscapes and natural features.

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Provided private rooftop patios to both 2nd floor suites
  • High visibility, glass wall of windows and doors
  • Low maintenance for 4 season enjoyment
  • Weather resistant to endure high winds
  • Incorporated exposed concrete features for aesthetic appeal
Open concept

Rapid Housing, single room module for rapid deployment with maximum space efficiency

Scope of project:

Design a single unit accommodation module that can be used as a stand alone structure or can be connected to multiple structures to generate a multi-unit residential complex. Provide self-sufficient accommodations

The lodestar structure provided:

  • Provide a rapid deployment model for use individually or connected to other modules
  • Maximum use of interior space
  • Kitchen, washroom, laundry, closets, bedroom, and combined dining and lounge area
  • Maximum energy efficiency to allow feasible alternative heating source
  • ** module illustrated without wall cladding. The module can accommodate a variety of wall enclosure materials including insulated panels, traditional framing, and concrete/brick exterior.
Rapid Housing

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