Currently employed full-time at Architrix Design Studio, I have undeniably one of the coolest jobs in the world contributing to the modern designs that we develop for our clients.

kree8 has spawned from my continued desire outside of my work at Architrix to pursue that passion for modern residential homes on the West Coast. I’ve been fortunate over the last several years to be able to work with a select number of clients in designing their dream home; each year since 2012 has represented a yearly edition of a modern home designed and detailed by me at kree8. And I look forward to continuing that tradition.

so, what is kree8?  Simple: modern residential design. My mission is to carry on what some local architects and designers have already started – a movement to design homes that take elements from our local natural Pacific Northwest environment and incorporate them into a modern built environment that reflects today’s and even tomorrow’s holistic approach to home design.

inspiration  Aside from all the talented architects around the world, I like to keep my eyes on local modern residential architecture in the Pacific Northwest; however, there are many home designs in countries around the world that have a similar climate to our’s here in Vancouver that conjure up even greater inspiration!

renewed vision  Although traditional architecture still dominates our streetscapes, my belief is that we must move beyond what has already been achieved and established architecturally here in our city and step forward with a renewed vision of what modern residential architecture should be.

Janvin Lowe, founder of kree8 design studio