Human Studio Architecture + Urban Design has designed an artist-focused rental apartment building for a site on East 2nd Avenue, near Emily Carr University.
“The Raphael” by Cape Group is in the development application stage and will include 95 rental units consisting of artist studios and two-bedroom units, in a five-storey building. The building will be constructed with mass timber.
The artist studios have been designed to offer adequate working space in the living room area with natural light for artists. There’s also a shared workspace amenity and a multi-purpose exhibition space off the lobby. In addition, oversized sinks, and increased electrical outlets near the workspace will be provided.
There will be 10,000 square feet of wholesale space on the ground floor. The property is currently occupied by Lordco Auto Parts outlet, which may move into the ground floor space once complete.