Today's Project of the Day recaps a development that is already complete, with new occupants settling in and making it home: M5V, by Lifetime Developments and TAS Design Build, located at 375 King Street West, just west of King and Peter.

Rendering for M5V Condominiums

Designed by Core Architects along with Teeple Architects, M5V was completed earlier this year. The condominium reaches a height of 35 storeys, and contains 305 units. The building prides itself on being a sustainable project with some unique design features helping it to achieve its goals. Deep balconies not only provide ample outdoor space, but also shield the unit interiors from direct sunlight during the summer months. Low-emission materials were used in the common areas and suites, while energy efficient appliances were installed throughout the building.

Detail of roofline and color accents on M5V

The project is defined by its use of coloured glass, sporadically inserted throughout the imposing rectilinear façade that rises from street level, providing a visual break from the glass tower above. The color accent continues on the eastern portion of the building, climbing up the glass curtain wall. A dramatic red box appears to have been inserted into the northwest corner of the tower, providing yet another colour accent to the condominium.

Detail of coloured glass and red box insert

Application of colored glass within a unit at M5V

The photos below show the completed project from afar, as well as a close-up photo showing its street level presence. A Starbucks has moved in to the ground floor space, and while many Forum members lament the addition of yet another Starbucks in the area, the new store design is actually pretty appealing. I know I, for one, will be stopping in the next time I'm in the neighbourhood.

M5V seen at night form Glas Condos, image by Craig White

Street level entrance and retail, image by slocro

Let us know what you think of the final project below, or check out the Forum thread here to see what others are saying.

Related Companies:  Core Architects, Lifetime Developments, Milborne Group, TAS, Teeple Architects, TUCKER HIRISE Construction