Paisley Mill


Will Nguyen

Document Type

Student Work

Publication Date

Winter 2022


Paisley Mill, Studio 6, 3D wall section, architectural technology, detailing, rendering, adaptive re-use

Design Concept

The Regal Archive project aims to construct a building that is sustainable, functionable and at the same time, has its own personality. The inspiration has been drawn directly from the image of leaves, or tree branches, stacking on top of each other. There will be a lot of open spaces, floor openings, lots of windows that make use of natural sunlight. Being able to see floor stacked on floor, all the way from top to bottom provides a great sense of verticality to the guests, and add more depth to the building’s context, as if one is to stand on one tree branch and able to look over the others. The overall theme that the designer’s going for is freedom and nature. This reflects in the effective use of green roof, green walls, and indoor plants. Structurally, heavy timber framings were kept to preserve the structural integrity of the existing building. The materials used in the overall renovation, especially exterior cladding diverse from the original Paisley Mill. This consists of green exterior finish, natural stone masonry and polished granite, was to emphasize the renovation process visually and thematically. If done correctly, not only it doesn’t take away the consistency of the design but on the contrary, adds diversity to the look and a new identity to the construction.


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Original Publication Citation

Nguyen, W. (2022). Paisley Hill (italics) [Unpublished]. Faculty of Applied Science & Technology, Sheridan College.