Forrest Edge: Residences with Permeable Edges
Forrest Edge is a product of AMA’s “responsive architecture” paradigm, shaped by its historic context and strong, neighbourhood vision: the porous, carved edges found in this multi-family residence emulate its forest edge setting, while cubic volumes echo the scale of the prior neighborhood.
The architectural vocabulary references a “forest edge” taking inspiration from the organic forms. found in the foliage of Queen E Park, specifically the porous nature of the forest fringe. Concaved suites respond to greenery on and around the site, maximizing inter-site relationships. The result is a permeated edge of increased open space that is playful, varied, and inviting.
Staggered smoked-glass screens on rectilinear building faces intermittently fade into curvilinear wood-glass panels, emulating the binary pattern of void and tree stem found in the forest’s understory. A wood veneer encapsulated between two glass layers, the system allows the wood to be preserved in its natural form without staining or colour treatment; the richness of the natural wood grain is enhanced through refracted light. Mounted as a privacy screen, the smoked-glass also serve as a passive shading element.
Presale Property Highlights
- Estimated Completion Date Coming Soon
- Located at 5098 James St. Vancouver, BC
- Right across from Queen Elizabeth Park
- 4-minute drive to Eric Hamber Secondary School
- 5-minute drive to Oakridge Centre
- 7-minute drive to VanDusen Botanical Garden
- 8-minute drive to Vancouver General Hospital
- 15-minute drive to Downtown Vancouver
Pricing for Forrest Edge
Floorplans for Forrest Edge
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