Kitsilano Block: Community integration shows how location informs a new building

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No Vancouver neighbourhood epitomizes the West Coast beach lifestyle more than Kitsilano. Though today the area boasts a mix of more upscale shops, restaurants, and services than, say, when it was the counter-culture hippy hub back in the ’60s and ’70s, it still retains its laid-back beach vibe. And just as terroir is instrumental in creating a great wine or growing specific food, so does a location inform new architecture —that is when the developer has an appreciation for the site.

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