Henriquez Partners Architects
We originally conceived Pendrell as a for sale residential project, but we fell in love with its beautiful location by English Bay. The homes for lease at Pendrell are our way of holding onto something of beauty, while sharing it with the city.Each home has been beautifully designed, to reflect and celebrate the surrounding landscape, while at the same time exemplifying the degree of artistry that has made Westbank homes the most sought after residences in their cities. One of the common denominators in all of our projects is the integration of art into architecture. In the case of Pendrell we collaborated with artist Samuel Roy-Bois who has created a site specific sculpture that both honours and reflects the history and transformation of the West End.
From a design perspective, we were trying to achieve a number of goals. One was to recognize the close proximity to English Bay and the amazing evening light coming off the ocean. Another was to integrate the public art inspired by the context of the site, to honour the history of the neighbourhood, as it transitioned from natural to urban. Another was to take inspiration from the rich modernist history of Vancouver’s West End and weave into the fabric of this community, a degree of artistry and a level of design in every detail.
Our ambitions are high; we hope that 1770 Pendrell will be considered among a handful of the best designed residential projects in the country.