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Exterior hallway at 1245 Harwood in Vancouver, BC by Revery Architecture

Vancouver, BC

Client   Confidential
Type   Residential
Size   48,500 sq.ft.
Status   Completed 2018
Photography   Ema Peter

1245 Harwood

Located in downtown Vancouver’s vibrant and densely populated West End neighbourhood, 1245 Harwood is a unique residential tower situated on a quiet, tree-lined street characterized by a diverse collection of older residential buildings of mixed architectural styles, reflecting the social and demographic changes of this lively and eclectic community.

Once the location of a heritage mansion, 1245 Harwood rests on a series of terraced gardens centered around a magnificent 120-year-old tulip tree that the owner was committed to preserving.

Suites at 1245 Harwood feature richly detailed, light-filled interiors and nine-foot ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling windows in all principal rooms showcase expansive views and the treasured tulip tree. Each floor holds a single residence, offering private sanctuaries with single-floor-access elevators that open directly into a marble featured foyer. Harwood’s elegantly designed interiors and exteriors elevate the standard for urban tranquility.

The building is lightly enclosed in a layered skin revealing openings to the elements and stunning views. On the building side more susceptible to solar heat gain, sun shading is provided by a system of operable sliding screens ─ playfully layering light and shadow ─ and wrap-around cantilevered balconies. The top of the building is capped with a low-profile, stainless-steel canopy that completes the glass enclosure housing the rooftop garden and mechanical penthouse.