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Refining Collingwood's iconic industrial architecture.

Posted by Bryce Patterson on Jul 27, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Ten Keele Street – a functional and understated place for living that is imbued with light, texture and elegance.


A dark charcoal concrete podium anchors the building’s lower form within the context of the street. Enclosed within, a full service café activates the street frontage, blurring the transition between street, social and private spaces. Large, steel-framed guillotine windows punctuate the façade, maximizing the porosity of the building
by creating a set of unique niche like spaces that diffuse the scale of the building at street level.

In contrast to the scale and solidity of the base podium, the upper sections
 of the building are formulated from a lightweight grid of white concrete inset with generous expanses of glazing. Drawing inspiration from industrial skylights and saw tooth warehouses, this lightweight glazed grid brings a restrained elegance to the building’s form, while maximising natural light penetration to the interior, and in turn offers incredible city views from within.


Adding to the gridded pattern of the façade, carefully detailed, fluted concrete balustrades express a horizontal rhythm, which changes through the day as sunlight shifts across the building, highlighting subtle variations in the tone and texture of the building. Further softening and diffusing the minimalist geometry of the structure, plants will trail down the façade from shared landscaped areas on the first floor of the podium.


Visit our display at 10 Keele Street, Collingwood

Saturday & Sunday 2pm to 4pm



Bryce Patterson

By: Bryce Patterson

Topics: Projects