King Street West is an innovatively designed building, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), that features an undulating and pixelated shape factor that is clearly influenced by Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67 project.
The building will feature a visibly low profile that will rise and fall in a manner that is clearly inspired by Habitat 67. The pixels are neatly aligned to be visibly pleasing, and will be turned at 45 degrees relative to the streets along they run, in order to optimize the amount of light and air they are exposed to.
Ultimately, this undulating, pixel-dotted downtown building will help revitalize downtown Toronto architecture by adding a touch of spunk and personality to a city whose architecture has been criticized as not reflecting its diversity.
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