Founded in 1989, Ramsay Worden Architects Ltd. is a Canadian architectural firm based in Vancouver, BC, which practices architecture and urban design with a focus on sustainable design practices.
Architecture, Architect, Architectural Practice, Urban Planning, Residential Architecture, Multi-Family, High Rise, Mid-Rise, Institutional, Campus Design, Civic Architecture, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian Architect, Canada
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About This Project


This hillside development incorporates strategies for siting the building on a steep location and for developing glazing patterns and building forms inspired by early West Coast architects. Flying balconies and generous overhangs respond to the rainy climate, consistent with mid-century Westcoast modern design. The mass of the building is split apart to reveal an outcropping of natural bedrock, and to open up views to the forest beyond. The two wings are connected by glass bridges detailed so as to float above the prominent site feature and “dissolve” into the forested background.