This home in Upper Mount Royal was a collaborative design effort with Architect Michael Borden, who specializes in the principals of Vastu Shastra. Within these principals, floor plans were laid out on a strict grid system, which also related to the entire site. We were retained to detail the exterior of the home with respect to the surrounding community, while maintaining the Vastu floor plans. A specific site orientation had to be achieved while maintaining its relationship to the street and to its neighbours. Even the low landscaping wall was based on Vastu principals and had strict requirements on size and location. The natural materials, along with the large glazed openings supported the essence of Vastu teachings.