27 waterfront condominiums and commercial space located at 1820 Maple Avenue
Located in the threshold between ocean, the natural west coast forest and town, Carolynn Wilson designed the building to reflect its setting with the cladding materials, shifting cantilevering forms and stepped massing created within the boundaries of the dramatically sloped site. By designing the building into the seven-meter slope, there is multi-leveled pedestrian, vehicle, bike and kayak access between the building to the government wharf, the beach, exterior commercial balcony, health club and condominiums suites. Specifically designed to exceed the norm in condo living and to encourage downsizing from single family homes, the spacious interiors offer a significant amount of storage spaces and suites that embrace outdoor living, with long private balconies with glass guards that provide uninterrupted views, abundant daylight.
The architect brought high quality building and interior design, spacious interior layouts, construction assemblies, products, systems, and team co-ordination to include many sustainable features such as exterior walls that are insulated on the inside and outside of the stud walls with mineral fiber insulation, high performance glazing with higher solar coatings to minimize heat gains, a green roof over the commercial space with drought tolerant plantings, five foot deep balconies that provide solar shading to the suites, Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Heat Pumps with free cooling, storm water vertical seepage pit (see below), drought tolerant, native species wild flower gardens, locally sourced finishes such as K2 Pacific Ashlar stone cladding, and cedar siding.
Pacific Ashlar Veneer is featured on both the interior and exterior of the building. The location of the building next to the ocean complements the blue & grey tones of the stone, reflecting the natural colours.
Products Used On This Project
Pacific Ashlar Veneer
A linear profile which works well with angular modern and contemporary architectural styles. Our Pacific Ashlar Veneer is made from a naturally elegant blue & grey slate, punctuated with occasional white quartz veins.
Contractor Homewood Constructors
Trade Banyan Masonry
Photographer Mike Pepperdine, beSEA Photo
Interior Design Carolynn Wilson Architect/JC Scott/Fitzpatrick Enterprises
Architect Carolynn Wilson Architect Ltd.