Paris 303 | 53 West Hastings Street
Paris 303 | 53 West Hastings Street

Year:
    2009

Project team: 
    Gair Williamson 
 

Unit 303 at the Paris Block was conceived and executed as a prototype for inner city living. Holding a library, study, commercial kitchen, bedroom/gallery, and lounge with a 12’ dinning bar within 702 sq.ft., the apartment is slightly wider than a parking stall. Functioning as an artist live-work studio, the bed folds away, transforming the space into a gallery and event venue. The unit contains a volume of storage that is three times the size of a standard condominium and a luxury bathroom with a 10’ high shower. Unit 303 is a critical exploration into the larger issues pertaining to the architecture of affordable urban dwelling and urban densification. Unit 303 is an interpretation of how we can maximize livability in small urban spaces, within the context of the contemporary city. 

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Paris 303 | 53 West Hastings Street
GWA#303-029_web.jpg
bed_multiple_exposure2_web.jpg
DSC_4397-4_web.jpg
UNIT 303 presentation PLAN (2)_web.jpg
UNIT 303 presentation ISO_web.jpg
Paris 303 | 53 West Hastings Street

Year:
    2009

Project team: 
    Gair Williamson 
 

Unit 303 at the Paris Block was conceived and executed as a prototype for inner city living. Holding a library, study, commercial kitchen, bedroom/gallery, and lounge with a 12’ dinning bar within 702 sq.ft., the apartment is slightly wider than a parking stall. Functioning as an artist live-work studio, the bed folds away, transforming the space into a gallery and event venue. The unit contains a volume of storage that is three times the size of a standard condominium and a luxury bathroom with a 10’ high shower. Unit 303 is a critical exploration into the larger issues pertaining to the architecture of affordable urban dwelling and urban densification. Unit 303 is an interpretation of how we can maximize livability in small urban spaces, within the context of the contemporary city. 

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