Developer RNDSQR and architecture firm MoDA have lit up their social media channels with news that site clearing has begun for their Bankview development, GROW. The three-storey residential project features one of the most outside-the-box designs in recent memory, and maximizes the sloped landscape of its site to impart unique architecturally refined amenities.

The 20-unit development at 2502 16A Street SW is broken down into three townhomes, 14 condominiums and three lofts. The smallest unit, a one-bedroom suite on the third floor, contains 515 square feet of space. The largest home, a three-bedroom townhouse, encompasses 1,315 square feet of space.

A MoDA tweet announces site clearing, image via MoDA/Twitter

The canted surface of the site informs the building's integration of switchbacks, which grants natural light and views to all units equally, while facilitating a green roof with a common space and personal garden plots. This stepped approach also minimizes the height impact of the structure, and puts the parking at grade to avoid cumbersome excavation.

RNDSQR's Instagram post announces demolition, image via RNDSQR/Instagram

A facade of weathered cedar siding and vertical aluminum grating will be covered by climbing foliage, while inside, units come equipped with matte black hardware, luxury laminate plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, and Mutina Italian tile. Residents are offered a choice between a spring or fall colour scheme.

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Related Companies:  MoDA, RNDSQR