Bloc_10 – Housing in Winnipeg, Condominium

Bloc_10 Winnipeg, Manitoba Residential Building, Architect, Canada

Bloc_10, Manitoba, Canada : Housing in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Housing, Manitoba – design by 5468796 Architecture Inc, Canada

4 Oct 2012

Bloc_10 Winnipeg

Design: 5468796 Architecture Inc

Manitoba, Canada

Winnipeg Condominium

Bloc_10 is a multi-family housing project that strives to re-imagine and re-invent the market-driven condominium. On the site of a former gas station in Winnipeg’s River Heights neighbourhood, the developer wanted a modestly priced building designed and constructed within 12 months. The resulting three-storey, 10-unit condominium project was modeled after the ‘white-box’ concept: each buyer purchases an unfinished unit with basic plumbing, heating and electrical systems. Buyers can decide which rooms they would like distributed on each level and they can personalize their finishes to their own taste and budget.

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All of the units (sized between 900 and 1300 s.f.) rise over three levels and most have two balconies. As the apartments ascend, they cross from one side of the building to the other, resulting in ten unique, interlocking layouts that feel like a hybrid between a condominium and a house.

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This arrangement provides views to the north and the south, and eight of the ten apartments have views in three directions. To take advantage of the maximum allowable mass for the development, cantilevered projections expand rooms, create balconies and provide support for the wooden, vertical-slat privacy screen that wraps the building’s exterior.

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picture : Lisa Stinner

The screen serves many purposes. It provides each homeowner with privacy and shade and yet by offering glimpses of neighbours, it also encourages community. The screen’s slats filter views of the surroundings, playfully drawing the city into Bloc_10’s expression. The screen’s sheer texture and kinetic spirit unify the façade and give Bloc_10 a distinctive identity within the city.

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Bloc_10 – Building Information

Architect: 5468796 Architecture Inc.
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Client: Green Seed Development Corporation
Status: complete
Year: 2011
Budget: $2M
Project Type: condominiums
Size: 12,000 sqft (10 units)

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photos : James Brittain Photography

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Bloc_10 WAF Awards shortlisted building in 2012


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