Richmond Road is an affordable and market rate housing development in Ottawa’s west end. A triangular site bounded by two quiet residential streets as well as a busy arterial street generated a perimeter block that presents animated and appropriately scaled volumes defining the varied streetscapes. Traditional red brick is mixed with corrugated metal and floating steel plates to produce a lively collage of contemporary residences. A port cochere and circulation “alleys” slice dynamic sightlines through the development and provide access to a protected courtyard. The result is a sort of miniature “collage city”.