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The modern townhouses of Ottawa

From the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s a series of modern townhouse developments were built in Ottawa. Although they were built just outside the mid-century period, they have a very modern design aesthetic. Both the exteriors and the interior plans of these houses are unique and on my list of favourite plans.

The Village Green, by J. Perez Corporation, c.1981

The importance of natural lights is a common theme with these designs, so skylights and large windows are often used. In some houses interior windows and wall cutouts let light into central hallways.