The building in Vancouver was completed in 2006 and the building designed by Shigeru Ban is only at the proposal stage, ie. hasn’t been built yet, so the Vancouver building was designed years before the one in New York.
SBA had the design public several years ago for the metal shutter houses that eventually went in NYC.
In any event, the detailing of this project is horrible when compared to that of Ban. And the Metal shutter houses are METAL SHUTTERS not garage doors. The project uses metal shutters as a way to delegate between public and private spaces. This project uses garage doors as a novelty to sell space. Other than that, this project is just aesthetically displeasing.
Ban wins. Hands down.
We had an aluminum and glass garage door intalled in our loft in Yaletown by a company called Canadian Doormaster Electric Ltd. They did a good job and we love the doors. In the summer, and even spring and fall, it’s great to be able to open the place up to the outdoors and it makes the space feel so much larger when they’re open