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For this West End condo project, Vancouver-based Revery Architecture (formerly Bing Thom Architects) designed a slender yet curvaceous tower boasting a 17-storey glass curtain wall. Completed in 2018, the building has a fluid shape with curved ends and wraparound cantilevered balconies. Layered skins help combat any excessive direct sunlight.

The structure’s outermost covering is a distinctive system of fixed and operable screens made of marine-grade stainless steel with pointillist leaf-patterned perforations. The exterior panels supplement the windows’ automated drapery. The interiors, meanwhile, comprise 200-square-metre full-floor residences, with elevator doors that open into marble foyers, three-metre floor-to-ceiling windows in all the main rooms, and custom-designed Bulthaup kitchens.

Project 1245 Harwood Location Vancouver, Canada Firm Revery Architecture, Canada Team Bing Thom and Venelin Kokalov with Shinobu Homma, Dan Du, Kyle Chan, Alex Buss, Ling Meng, Elaine Tong and Daniel Gasser Photo Ema Peter

1245 Harwood

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