Danish architect Bjarke Ingels will change the skyline of downtown Toronto with a new condo complex on King Street.
The 500-unit condo complex will be arranged in 12x12 foot cubes in an arrangement that makes them look "pixelated." The condo is being built for Allied Properties and Westbank Developments, which will develop the site at 489-539 King Street West.
The unnamed complex seeks to disrupt traditional condo design with Ingels stating, "the scale of the project is so broken down that it almost looks like a bundle of homes rather than a big new building."
In 2015, Ingels won the World Architecture Festival's best future residential project award for his upcoming Vancouver House project.
Calgary has recently started the Ingels designed Telus Sky Tower, a 750,000-square-foot office tower.
We recently attended a talk in Toronto from Ingels on "how architecture can create communities," and it's safe to say we are BIG (get it) fans!
“People are different, and so places to live and neighbourhoods should be different…. It would be sad if the most diverse city in the world had the most homogenous real estate.”