youCUBE by 5468796 Architecture is a Sleek New Townhouse Complex

By: Rebecca Byers - Mar 9, 2015
References: 5468796 & dezeen
5468796 Architecture have designed a unique townhouse structure in Winnipeg, Canada, where the firm is based, that challenges conventional ideas of what such a townhome complex should look like. Called youCUBE, the scheme boasts 18 homes in a considerably small space in an otherwise neglected industrial area along the Red River.

youCUBE features an elevated courtyard that conceals a parking garage underneath, while the structures reach dizzying heights, creating a maze of white concrete buildings to wonder through. The property also includes plenty of outdoor space for neighbors to interact and each townhouse reaches a different height, making for a unique asymmetrical roof.

The mixed-use nature of youCUBE represents a new awareness for designers and architects around incorporating specific and often overlooked community needs into the design process.