omer arbel: 46 water street heritage building
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sep 15, 2012
omer arbel: 46 water street heritage building


restoration of the main entrance
image © martin tessler

vancouver-based architect omer arbel has sent designboom images of one of his latest developments, ’46 water street’.
the project scope includes a seismic upgrade and restoration of a heritage building in vancouver’s historic gastown district. 
the interior loft project is organized around a new courtyard open to
above, inserted into the fabric of the space, allowing
for an abundance of light into the centre of the very deep plan. all other interior elements are
rendered using machined elements,
conceived to stand in
strong contrast to the rough original framework of the existing shell.


’46 water street heritage building’ by omer arbel
image © martin tessler


kitchen detail
image © martin tessler


view facing the staircase entrance and living area
image © martin tessler


the living area maintaining the original brickwork from the heritage building
image © martin tessler


image © martin tessler


image © martin tessler


washroom
image © martin tessler

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