Viking by Crown
Located on the corner of O’dea and Joynton Avenues in Waterloo, this project adopts the acute triangular form of its site to great effect.
A kinetic art façade inspired by Yaakov Agam addresses the main street frontage, where the façade appears to move and change colour from yellow to red as pedestrians and motorists travel along O’dea Avenue.
The tapered flanks of the building are sheathed in adjustable louvres that animate the façades as occupants open and close them over the course of hours, days and seasons. Coloured highlights on the edge of the louvre panels are revealed when the louvres are opened, recalling the colours of the south façade and creating the impression of movement.
A through site link serves as the residential entrance and connects the new streets with a park that runs along the west side of the building.
Location WaterlooYear 2015Credits Photography John Gollings