MAKAN [the place] is an antidote to the sprawl of fragmented housing communities and social isolation of high-rise living. Large scale residential projects can detach neighbours and limit participation in public spaces. The rapid pace of profit-driven development hinders comprehensive implementation of ecological and sustainable solutions.
MAKAN showcases density smart, community oriented, modern architecture, with a low ecological footprint. Our holistic approach 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 elegant condominiums with porch gardens, and bespoke 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 maximally engineered to sequester extreme weather. A communal rooftop terrace is a sanctuary for residents to immerse in luxurious comforts. Whether taking in the panoramic views of the Niagara Gorge or submerged in the rooftop pool, MAKAN is the place to be.
developing homes not to meet expectations
but to change them
Building a custom house is an arduous approach to home ownership. Density smart architecture offers desirable living spaces within a socially integrated community. Today’s home buyers demand optimization and integration of all building systems. They are sensitive to the local and global environment, not vague market pressures driven by short-sighted investors.
High Performance Building
Our holistic approach integrates the 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. Good design prioritizes operational and maintenance efficiencies over decades-long occupancy life, where energy performance more than offsets the capital costs of ownership. MAKAN is a Net Zero Carbon Building that generates carbon-free renewable energy to offset the annual carbon emissions of the building’s operations and materials.
The shifting demographic seeks walkable access to transit, parks and schools; proximity to work, shopping and entertainment in an urban setting. Millennials to boomers desire meaningful interpersonal interactions for a better sense of belonging and happiness. A low density urban development, juxtaposed to natural wonders, is not just a commodity, it adds to the fabric of the neighbourhood. By recruiting more than the basic elements of a building, we removed the barriers of isolation inherent in large scale developments to enhance liveability within an integrated community. Bespoke floor plans with up to 4 bedrooms are large enough for families to thrive, and neighbours to connect.