Our focus on this project was to maintain the integrity of modernism that is clearly evident in the architecture as well as the materials used both in and out. The unique floor plate of the building in combination with the brick façade and terracotta tiles reflect this mid century design and anchor the buildings overall aesthetic. Donned with artwork by Canadian artist K.M. Graham, the lobby became inspiration for our colour pallets and design elements. Our key objective was to enhance the architecture by creating parallels between the geometric shape of the building along with the bold organic compositions of the artwork.
To accent and refresh the exterior, we have selected the clean graphic line of soffit paneling to carry the exterior diagonal into the interior space of the Lobby. Furthermore, to highlight the clean bold line of the Architecture of the building, we have chosen pencil line dark paint around the top parapet and the underside of the canopy. Signage is proposed to be redone with black letters (consistent font to existing) and halo lighting to be more visible at night.