Laneway Infill House
Located within the rapid transformation of the Cambie Corridor, our project seeks to provide a more bold and simple expression within the often overly ‘fussy’ and hyper-articulated context of this new construction. The building is a simple L-shaped configuration, binding the north and east sides of the site. The wing of the L shape that follows the lane is 2 storey to match the scale envisioned for the laneways. The L-shaped massing is reinforced by a T-shaped public realm pedestrian axis that starts at the King Ed facade manifest as a breezeway entry portal, which draws residents and pedestrians into the more private public realm of the courtyard mews within, and provides a strong arrival/connection into the project from King Ed and the nearby transit station. This breezeway entry portal and treatment of the streetscape elements are such that the building is broken down into a hierarchy of clear articulated smaller forms and massing components that break down the monotony of an otherwise continuous façade along King Ed. Its black & white colour scheme is manifest to ‘ground’ the building on a black masonry base, which ‘floats’ the upper white forms above the site.