The Renfrew Business Centre
is nearing completion so I got off at Renfrew Station and did a walkabout in the late afternoon light. I had only seen it from the Skytrain so I was familiar with the south facade. Every side of this building is different and interesting to look at. Of particular interest were the "floating" glass panels on the west side, presumably to offset solar gain. They are perpendicular near the southwest corner and then turn more as they go to the north end, almost laying flat.
I think this is my newest favourite building in Vancouver. Simple, bold and yet subtle, understated and sophisticated. I think the materials and workmanship are of high quality. I look forward to going back again once it's complete to get more shots of the undulating south facade.
Nov.27 '15, my pics
south and east facades
east and north facade
north and west facade
west facade with floating glass panels
west and south facade