Vancouver-based Arno Matis Architecture is behind of the best-looking designs yet proposed for the Cambie Corridor.
A rezoning application for 4338-4362 Cambie Street calls for a six-storey building with 68 strata condominium units, including six townhouses on the laneway.
There will be 68 underground parking spaces and 129 Class A bicycle spaces.
Renderings: Slate Block by Arno Matis Architecture
The architectural vision behind the ‘Slate Block’ is a structure formed by stacked layers “that shift and slide like a fine-grained metamorphic rock” to help accommodate and preserve several large, significant trees on the property.
Materials on the project include extensive use of concrete, steel and glass.
Landscaping by Enns Gauthier Landscape Architects will mimic the “sliding tray” theme of the Slate Block, with terraces of low hedges, perennials and shrubs within concrete retaining walls.
The building’s common amenity area will include planters, seating, a children’s play area, dog run, table tennis and an outdoor bar with seating.