Bloc 10

Bloc_10 is a condominium project situated on a busy traffic corridor in Winnipeg’s postwar neighbourhood of River Heights. Starting from a standard, three storey vertical volume, the individual floor plates of each walk-up are strung together along a common service core, then staggered across the site to provide unique unit compositions and a multiplicity of views. Conceived as ‘white box’ layouts, the living spaces are left open to accommodate a wide variety of planning arrangements. All ten units have access to full north and south exposure, typically with an additional east or west face, making eight into three-sided corner suites. Dotted across each elevation are 6’ deep cantilevered projections that extend the useable floor area on alternating levels. Intermediate decks criss-cross the entire façade, shielded from the street and traffic noise by a protective screen of wooden slats. Bloc_10 is a study in how a box design can be both simple and complex. The architectural challenge was to take an expected, generic building typology and create something unexpected – to shake up the white box. The final design uses basic, seemingly standard built elements (stairs, plumbing chases, windows and doors, floors and skin) to create a unique, cohesive whole, regardless of the eventual inhabitations of each unit.

Description from architects.


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Building Activity

  • Kiril Pavlov
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