Rendering showing an aerial view of the Aperture low-rise condominiums, a six-storey development of 78 residential units near Vancouver's Oakridge Mall by architect Arno Matis.
A palette of white concrete, glass and wood give Aperture a West-Coast-Bauhaus-meets-Southeast-Asia feel. Instead of ripolin – the last century’s ground breaking white enamel paint so loved by Le Corbusier – Matis has employed a high tech and eco-friendly wood veneered glass panel that is distinctive to Western Canada.
The city has plans to further engage the south side of the project, on 41st Avenue, as a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly place with an extended and lushly landscaped sidewalk and separated bike lane; the four villas will animate the north facing lane way. An inner courtyard will feature an Asian inspired waterfall set within bamboo and grass planted gardens.
Architect Arno Matis at the Aperture building site.
(Hadani Ditmars For The Globe and Mail)
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