5468796 Architecture, a new architecture
5468796 Architecture is a Winnipeg-based architecture practice founded in 2007, where its name incorporates its company registration number.
The studio leads a new wave of contemporary architecture, focusing its eye on the phenomenon of social housing, creating numerous buildings that fall perfectly into this category.
5468796 Architecture has been described as “Canada’s most exciting new architectural firm in a decade, one dedicated to applying design innovation to the humblest of tasks, a plains-born, good-humoured, resolutely resourceful verve for building modestly, but with elegance.”
The studio’s design is capable of helping to revitalize neglected inner city neighborhoods, providing its residents with a unique environment that inspires pride and encourages community building.
The studio is characterized by the collective spirit that animates the practice of the office. 5468796 is today made up of a group of young professionals who commonly work around a single table, looking for a common inspiration to conceive innovative solutions to the most varied needs.
Space, materials and the use of natural light are three of the main characteristics of the projects carried out so far, which give that recognizable distinctive trait.
Each developed project always has an eye for environmental impact, creating homes in continuous communication with the surrounding environment.
The team’s intent is to establish a channel of dialogue between the abstraction of contemporary architecture and the urban narrative that welcomes it.
Organicist desires and eccentric surprises, these are the results of the projects carried out.
Creativity is fundamental within the studio, not as a manifestation of individual preferences, but rather as a direct response to the client, context and program.