Sixth & Willow

Vancouver / Canada / 2014

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In this 25 unit townhouse development in Fairview slopes we sought to find a perfect balance between the urban nature of busy 6th Avenue and the quiet intimate space for residents. The building boasts a strong sense of identity and community for all the residents together. Its external identity is characterized by the rugged weathered steel façade. The depth of this screen offers each unit a view out to the greenway across Sixth Avenue while shielding the views into the units from along the busy street. Floor to ceiling glazing floods these living spaces with north light. The façade undulates to align with its neighbours’ and seamlessly turns the corner up the hill onto Willow Street. Unlike its neighbours its street face is uniform in expression. It refuses to blend in with the articulated facades of the surrounding buildings.In contrast to the rough texture of the exterior façade the internal courtyard is clean and bright. Its rhythm and repetition is reminiscent of Louis Kahn’s Salk institute. This aesthetic blends with ease into the refined interiors of the units.
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    In this 25 unit townhouse development in Fairview slopes we sought to find a perfect balance between the urban nature of busy 6th Avenue and the quiet intimate space for residents. The building boasts a strong sense of identity and community for all the residents together. Its external identity is characterized by the rugged weathered steel façade. The depth of this screen offers each unit a view out to the greenway across Sixth Avenue while shielding the views into the units from along the...

    Project details
    • Year 2014
    • Work finished in 2014
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Multi-family residence
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