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Camp Arowhon Headquarters in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect

Camp Arowhon is a family-run summer camp in Algonquin Park now run by its third generation director. The owners purchased a 250 m2 two-story storefront building on Eglinton Avenue West to create a visual presence in the community, facilitate administration, and create a place which fosters a post-camp alumni community. The owners’ goal was to present a building that felt like “a piece of Algonquin Park in the city” evoking the character of camp, while wanting to avoid the typical camp imagery overused by spas and clothing retailers. The character was established instead through the use and detailing of materials: using harvested raw and rough hewn wood from the park, and detailing it with a more polished, but simple elegance found in camp buildings.

Image Courtesy Peter Legris

  • Architects: PLANT Architect
  • Project: Camp Arowhon Headquarters
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Contractor: Integer Construction
  • Cabinetwork: Edwards and Wilson Cabinetmakers


Panama Supercharge by BikaArchiTexture

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: BikaArchiTexture

“Panama Supercharge” is an architectural dialogue between mass and fragility, expressed as thin patterned developable surfaces out of metal sheets and heavy masses out of raw concrete. The building is adjacent to the new pair of locks at the Panama Canal, creating an environment for cruise ship passengers while they are waiting for the ship to pass the lock.

Aerial Perspective

  • Architect: BikaArchiTexture
  • Name of Project: Panama Supercharge
  • Location: Panama Canal, Panama


East 6th Street House in South Boston, MA by Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

This speculative development was built on a rear parcel with restricted views to the street, code restricted openings for windows, and less desirable views of the adjacent lots. The design re-directs the focus to an interior environment with a sun filled “skylight stair hall” and “rear light shaft” that brings natural light to all corners of each floor.

Image Courtesy Stephen Lee

  • Architects: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
  • Project: East Sixth Street – Rear Yard Residence
  • Location: South Boston, MA
  • Developer: Brendon Feeney
  • General Contractor: Mike Ahern
  • Structural Engineer: Uy Than Ly
  • Electrical Lighting Design: Paul Zaferiou
  • Photography: Stephen Lee Photography
  • Contact Person: Theodore Touloukian, AIA, President


House with two Focal Points in Japan by Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects designed using Vectorworks

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

House located on the west edge of the plains. In this district, Mt. Yahiko and Mt. Kakuda above sea level about 600m as regional landmarks stand between plains and the Sea of Japan. The client’s hope for the house was that, from the window, the client saw two mountains that used to seeing from the childhood.

View in the night. In the dark town that is lack of the vigor, this house seems a light house (Images Courtesy Future-scape Architects)


  • Architect: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Name of Project: House with two Focal Points
  • Location: Nigata, Japan
  • Structural engineers: Oga Structural Design Office
  • Mechanical engineers: Mai Mechanical Design
  • Photo: Future-scape Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks


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