MAKAN [the place] is an antidote to the sprawl of fragmented housing communities and the social isolation of high-rise living. Large scale residential projects tend to detach neighbours from participating in public spaces. And the rapid pace of profit-driven development hinders comprehensive implementation of ecological and sustainable solutions.
MAKAN showcases a low density, unapologetically modern, intelligent design with a low ecological footprint. Adopting a holistic approach that brings style, strength and sustainability to the development process. The architects took an expansive approach, designing spaces not only for the flow of people, but integrated systems of both ecology and economy to optimize the flow of resources – heat, energy, waste and water.
MAKAN is an exclusive collection of 4 elegant condominiums with porch gardens, and 4 stunning penthouse lofts with incredible views. Each suite is framed by wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling moveable glass walls that seamlessly merge the interior with the outdoors. Minimally-framed sliding glass doors encourage natural illumination and ventilation, yet are engineered to form a refuge against extreme weather. A communal rooftop terrace is an urban sanctuary for residents to immerse in luxurious comforts. Whether taking in the panoramic views of the Niagara Gorge or submerged in the 54 foot lap pool, MAKAN is the place to be.
Developing condominiums not to meet expectations
But to change them
The Non-Profit Approach to Development
Building houses one at a time is an expensive approach to home ownership. Condominium development provides an opportunity to create desirable living spaces within a socially integrated community. Home buyers today demand optimization and integration of all building systems, they are sensitive to the local and global environment, not vague market pressures that are driven by short-sighted investors.
High Performance Building
Our integrated design team adopts a holistic approach to the development process, with attention to principles of accessibility, aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, health and safety. High-performance buildings are designed and operated to meet the highest standards for energy and water usage, system reliability, environmental compliance, occupant comfort and productivity. We are not just building to sell, but occupying a portion of the units to remain closely involved as owners and operators for the long haul. Good design prioritizes operational and maintenance efficiencies over decades-long occupancy life, where energy performance more than offsets the capital costs of ownership.
Young professionals, working families and retirees all need a good home to live. The shifting demographic seeks walkable access to transit, parks and schools; proximity to work, shopping and entertainment in an urban setting. A low density building in the centre of the city juxtaposed to natural wonders, is not just a commodity, it adds to the fabric of the neighbourhood. We incorporate 2 to 4 bedroom units, large enough for families to thrive, and neighbours to socialize. By recruiting more than the basic elements of a building, we remove some of the barriers of isolation inherent to housing developments, and enhance liveability in an integrated community.