Modern Garden Teahouses | Vancouver BC | Arno Matis Architecture
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A layering of historically-significant materials, their prominence seeks to ‘tell the story’ of the people who used them, weaved together into a modern interpretation of a traditional garden teahouse.

LOCATION: 8029 - 8225 OAK ST + 1012 W64TH AVE, VANCOUVER, BC TYPE: COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL SIZE: 200,000 SF STATUS:REZONING

This four-building commercial/residential project offers a new expression of a complete community with a mid-block pedestrian connection, children’s park and garden, and commercial plaza at grade. Divided by gardens and plazas, each block is a modern interpretation of a teahouse in a garden setting.

The architectural vocabulary presents a layering of locally-inspired materials weaved into ‘Shoji-like’ screens. Referencing the natural materials found in the land, their prominence seeks to ‘tell the story’ of the people who used them:

once used by First Nations, later as an Industrial zone for sawmills and gravel companies, now as a multi-cultural urban community. Merged together in one modern form, these materials create a symbolic ‘mosaic’ of the community’s past, present and future.

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vancouver real estate condo modern architecture concrete wood yvr richmond arno matis construction
vancouver real estate condo modern architecture concrete wood yvr richmond arno matis construction
vancouver real estate condo modern architecture concrete wood yvr richmond arno matis construction
vancouver real estate condo modern architecture concrete wood yvr richmond arno matis construction