Community Building – Literally
There is a massive resurgence in consumers appreciating the idea of community. Now, some creative developers are physically building the feel of the surrounding community into their spots.
Some examples include:
King Edward Green by DT5 Developments – This development is next door to the iconic Vancouver “Hobbit House.” It embraces its local surroundings by incorporating elements from the unique neighbouring home into it’s design.
Southport by Urban Capital – Smack in the middle of an industrial community in Halifax, this Multi-Family Home (MFH) development incorporates actual shipping containers into its design, celebrating the heritage of the community instead of contrasting it. Locals seem to love it – all 142 units have already sold out and the expected completion is sometime in spring 2016.
Stradbrook by 54687796 – This building does not directly draw from it’s surroundings; rather, it uses mirrored panels to incorporate the neighbourhood’s aesthetic to produce a beautiful, leafy scene.
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