UPtowns Architecture: A Study in Contemporary Urban Design

January 10, 2018
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ILoveUptowns: Front View

VANDYK™ group of companies President and CEO John C. Vandyk is deeply inspired by the visionary architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, and he takes very seriously the exterior design of the residences he creates. The firm’s signature Canadian Contemporary style has been a huge hit in Mississauga and Oakville, and Mr. Vandyk is excited to bring this sophisticated design to Brampton. For UPtowns—Urban Progressive Towns™ in North Brampton, he enlisted Kohn Partnership Architects Inc. to collaborate on his vision for this new community. Situated minutes from Heart Lake Conservation Area in the prestigious Turnberry Golf Club community, UPtowns offers direct access to White Spruce Park Trails and a leash-free pet zone. The area is a perfect fit for VANDYK, which incorporates elements of nature in keeping with its brand.

The architecture of Wright was based on buildings being designed to emerge from the ground organically and harmonize with their surroundings. At UPtowns, VANDYK stayed true to that aesthetic with the extensive use of glass, clean lines and open designs. Some of the towns have patios, others roomy balconies constructed from glass to add a light, airy feel.

In Wright style, the building’s roof will be flat. Oversized windows and large overhangs and soffits form an integral part of the design as well, and the combination of masonry-style bricks and siding/wood in contemporary colours hearken to that famous architect’s sophisticated aesthetic. Each of the Rooftop Towns, Urban Towns and Garden Towns is available with two exterior designs and two variations, creating fascinating visual interest for passers-by.

ILoveUptowns: Side View

The generously sized 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes offer progressive modern interior layouts. Some are wide and shallow, and a few are through designs. In essence, there is something for every age range of purchaser, from first-time buyers and singles to couples, families and empty-nesters. VANDYK’s concept is so well received at Uptowns that multiple generations of families are now owners.

For more information, visit iloveuptowns.com

The architecture of Wright was based on buildings being designed to emerge from the ground organically and harmonize with their surroundings.