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Architect Highlight: JWT Design.

JWT stands as an acclaimed design firm, recognized for excellence in projects spanning from individual homes to comprehensive town planning. Kolbe Gallery recently collaborated with James Tuer of JWT to supply the luxury windows and doors for this BC lake home. Take a look! 


The Story Behind This Dreamy Lake House. 


We like to call this one the “Architects Vision” because for this project, the architect is also the homeowner! Nestled in the Sunshine Coast in the town of Gibsons, BC with beautiful views across Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound to Keats Island, James Tuer brought his vision to life for his own home and entrusted Kolbe Gallery in supplying his luxury windows and doors. 


This project showcases Kolbe Gallery's Ultra Series Aluminum Clad Wood Windows, specifically incorporating crank-out casements and bevelled direct set fixed windows. Enhancing the sleek and modern aesthetic, these windows feature a Timberwolf exterior finish colour. Meanwhile, the interiors exude warmth and elegance with a double clear coat of mixed grain fir, elevating the ambiance of the living spaces. 


Featuring square profile glazing beads/stops and a modern profile with a minimum jamb depth of 6-5/8", these windows seamlessly blend functionality with style. The LoE 270 dual-glazed glass enhances energy efficiency and allows for optimal transmission of natural light. 


Incorporating a design-centric approach, the casement windows are adorned with Encore-style matte black crank-out handles, while the doors showcase Dallas-style matte black door handles. The project maintains a cohesive aesthetic with the inclusion of adjustable swing door hinges in a sleek black finish. 


The multidisciplinary field of landscape architecture involves the planning, design, and management of outdoor spaces, emphasizing the harmonious interaction between human activities and the environment. James utilizes his talents in this field by designing blissful gardens, outdoor staircases that elude elegance, and much more.  

This endeavour of James building his dream home truly exemplifies his architectural expertise, highlighting his skill in seamlessly integrating form and function. The partnership between James Tuer and Kolbe Gallery Vancouver has given rise to an exquisite residential masterpiece, demonstrating the potential of tailor-made window and door solutions. 


The high-performance Kolbe windows and doors, extra-thick wall insulation and high-efficiency heating system helped achieve James’ goals for sustainability. 


The partnership between James Tuer and Kolbe Gallery has given rise to an exquisite residential masterpiece, demonstrating the potential of tailor-made window and door solutions.  For more information, contact JWT here. 

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