For now, here are the renderings, and we also had a quick chat with Mark Zwicker of Architecture Unfolded, the architecture firm behind Ion, to get some insight into what the look and feel of the project will be.
Check out the below renderings and details of what's in store for the look of the newest condominium project from Cityzen and Fernbrook Homes.
The building is broken into three distinct masses to break up the bulk of the building, making it look more vertical than horizontal. The taller north-west corner creates a focal point at the front of the building as one enters the site from Wilson Ave.
The base (existing garage) is clad in a mix of black brick and glass in order to hide the existing above grade garage from the street; the podium becomes an integral part of the design of the building rather than an afterthought.
The building steps back from the east to create large terraces; the terraces are lined by planters to introduce a soft, green edge to the hard lines of the glass clad building.
The building entrance is marked by a tall glass volume wrapped in a red steel structure that creates interesting shadows inside the lobby.
An intimate courtyard is created by the “C” shape of the building; units overlook the landscaped area below that features terraces, BBQ, lounge, and dining areas.
We'll be back soon with a more in-depth look at the building with Mark, as well as the latest updates on the project as they happen.