African Design Magazine December 2015 - Page 54

RESPON SIVE A sweeping, spiraled building vocabulary in Vancouver, Canada, utilizes a new ‘green’ spandrel system symbolically capturing energy created by the adjacent bridge ramps. A rare opportunity on a once-forgotten site, this commercial/ residential mixed-use project presents an avant-garde building form of cascading post-tensioned concrete cantilever floors and a layered screen façade that reflects light and distorts the boundaries between interior and exterior. 54 africandesignmagazine.com