A Group of Brutalist Townhomes Brings a Bit of Relief to a Canadian City’s Overheated Housing Market

Created by D’Arcy Jones Architects and Ryan Goodman of Aryze Developments, Pearl Block provides a middle ground for six families in Victoria, British Columbia.

If Western Canadian cities were a family, Victoria would be drama queen Vancouver’s hippie-granola kid sister: easygoing and low maintenance. For the new class of remote workers emerging out of the pandemic, this coastal city presents the allure of a promised land, where you can get more bang for your buck, maybe even snag a little property, and still have some world-class restaurants just down the street.

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