randy bens architect

West 15th

This project is located in the West End of Vancouver, and was completed in 2016.  The composition of the taught form is driven by the size and placement of its openings, with a thin metal blade collecting the windows vertically and horizontally.  The entry canopy matches the slim profile of the blade, and adds some relief to the flat facade.  The calm and composed appearance is achieved, in this case, by using only a few materials inside and out. 


Completed 2016

Photos by Sama Jim Canzian