|Software used: AutoCAD 2D, Sketchup, Lumion 10.3, Photoshop
The report below focuses on the analysis and design concept development of a new mid-rise building located at 1056 Queen Street West, Toronto. The proposed construction is a 5-story building and falls under the following OBC Major Occupancy(s) Classifications (Table 126.96.36.199.): Group A2 (Art Gallery and Cafe) and Group C (Apartments)
The building concept is to refer, through the Dutch Art movement “De Stijl”, to the engaged and artistic character of the Queen Street West neighborhood. It translates abstraction, pays homage to the surrounding community's art scene by simplifying the visual composition through linear shapes, primary colors, and strong asymmetry. The form highlights the site's various zoning and building regulations. The association between nature and building results in sustainability and residents increased mental health and boost of artistic and creative abilities. Taking further inspiration from the style, extrusions and negative spaces were used to their maximum potential to create balconies and planters on all the units.
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