In our current culture, we strive for individuality, to leave our mark, to stand out in a crowd. Wesgroup searched for an architect who could explore this yearning for originality within the context of a prominent Vancouver neighbourhood. Olson Kundig was a natural choice, and they have designed a form that’s far from ordinary.
W16 is carefully proportioned to optimize the building’s footprint and the functionality of every home. The design was first shaped with insets, producing corner windows for all homes, and allowing air and light to freely circulate and penetrate deeper into living spaces. The façade was then shifted to further lighten the mass of the form, matching the neighbourhood’s scale. This created covered balconies that appear as articulated boxes from the street and offer versatile use. The result: unique dimensions and enhanced livability.