omer arbel: 46 water street heritage building omer arbel: 46 water street heritage building
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

  • Great work! Love the lamps in the kitchen area 😉

    Helene says:
  • I would like to move in! Awesome apartment:)

    Laura says:

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