The proposed development has been designed considering the Town of Ladysmith multi unit residential design guidelines.
The existing terrain grades conditions dictated the location of the different blocks on the site, considering building siting and massing following the natural topography as much as possible to minimize the use of retaining walls and blend with the site contour lines.
The result is a common inner courtyard space framed by the main building and the townhomes, this open space integrates the buildings and at the same time gives enough space between them to improve the livability of each unit. It also creates an opportunity for a landscaped area that will serve the residents.
The main building and the townhomes have a similar mass variation and individuality feeling concept, that goes together with the proposed materials and colors, creating a feeling of consistency as a development. This architectural expression is exposed to the internal common open space and also to the different frontages, engaging visually with the surrounding streets, therefore creating aesthetically pleasing frontages.
The townhomes have a sloped and flat roof treatment that highlight the individuality of each dwelling unit, and also creates an interesting mass composition.
The apartment building has mostly flat roofs with different parapet walls heights that articulate and break the mass of the building together with the different siding materials.
The different units, were designed considering livability. The interior layouts, dimensions, views, privacy, light orientation etc. dictated the results.
The development objectives are to offer architecturally pleasing, livable units, considering sustainability, and the opportunity to offer housing options to the community.
We trust that the proposed project is a positive addition to Ladysmith community and provides desirable rental units close to expanding employment opportunities.