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Annex House in Ontario, Canada by DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design 

When the client, a young couple, purchased this property with its two structures – the main building and coach house – both had been used as rooming houses for many years. The client wished to convert the fragmented property back into a single family residence, suitable for their expanding family and optimized for entertaining, while taking advantage of the two buildings on the site. The distinct structures define an outdoor space that has been designed as a courtyard and outdoor extension of the kitchen and dining rooms. The courtyard evolves from season to season and from day to day; it is a quiet resting place, brunch patio, and reading sanctuary on the way to yoga in the coach house, coming alive with the kids’ after school activities or as guests arrive to a backyard barbeque.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: DUBBELDAM Inc. Architecture + Design 
  • Project: Annex House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Tom Arban and Bob Gundu
  • Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Oliver Dang, Jacob JeBailey, Bindya Lad
  • Size: Main House – 4,224 s.f, Coach House – 1,640 s.f.

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Aura in Ontario, Canada by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Graziani + Corazza Architects innovative vision in partnerships with Canderel challenged Toronto’s downtown core by building Canada’s tallest residential structure. Aura, stands tall at 272 metres. This mixed use development is located on 1.6 acres of land adjacent to a 3 acre park at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Street. The tower expresses a unique sculpted form, beginning with its rectilinear lower level massing and topping off with its distinctive crown at the top of the tower being created by reversing the curved tower profile from plan to elevation, a form that is both visible and identifiable from varying vantage points throughout the city.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.

 

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NANDO’S OSHAWA in Ontario, Canada by II BY IV DESIGN

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: II BY IV DESIGN

Operating globally in 35 countries, Nando’s is an international restaurant chain that originated in South Africa; known for their Portuguese-style flame grilled chicken and welcoming hospitality, Nando’s is extremely proud of its Afro-Portuguese roots. This heritage is celebrated in the food, as well as, the art, music and design of every location; however, each “Casa” possesses a unique personality and style.

Image Courtesy © Hill Peppard Photography

Image Courtesy © Hill Peppard Photography

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN (Jeremiah Jeffrey Edmonds)
  • Project: NANDO’S OSHAWA
  • Location: 855 Taunton Rd E, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K5, Canada
  • Photography: Hill Peppard Photography
  • Client: Nando’s Canada
  • Contractor: Horne Construction
  • Size: 2,800 – 3,000 square feet
  • Completion Date: April 01, 2016

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12 Degrees in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block.  The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

  • Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
  • Project: 12 Degrees
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: REVIT and AutoCad

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Levitt Goodman Residence in Toronto, Ontario by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

328 Euclid Avenue is an urban infill site in downtown Toronto. Dean Goodman and Janna Levitt designed the house for their own use on a standard 20 foot wide downtown lot. Their intention was to build a small house of approximately 1,550 sq. ft., which would use a pragmatic approach to green building practices. It is two storeys high plus a basement, and utilizes all of this space to maintain a small footprint on the lot. The layout anticipates the changing needs of a family with teenagers and how the house may evolve over time as the children grow up and leave home. Modest in size, the main floor has an open floor plan of approximately 16’ x 55’ with large sliding doors at the front and back. This, coupled with a 12 foot ceiling height, contributes to the feeling of a generous interior larger than its actual size. Large windows allow for excellent natural light throughout the entire house and provide a sense of space, helping to moderate the long dark Toronto winter.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Levitt Goodman Residence (Euclid Avenue House)
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Client: Janna Levitt and Dean Goodman
  • Project Size: 1,550 square feet
  • Project Completed: September 2006

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Kiss-Kiss House in Ontario, Canada by Lazor Office

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Lazor Office

Perched above the bedrock at the shore of a remote Canadian lake, the cedar-clad Kennedy House takes formal cues from driftwood. The three-bedroom house, dock house, garage, and walled vegetable garden are linked by a series of wood walkways and decks. At the “kiss line” between two prefabricated modules, the lineal form of the house snaps like a branch held together only by bark. The open break forms a V-shaped outdoor room facing the water.

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

Image Courtesy © Lazor Office

  • Architects: Lazor Office
  • Project: Kiss-Kiss House
  • Location: Ontario, Canada

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University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Ontario, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

The University of Waterloo School of Architecture at Riverside is a conversion of a 100-year-old silk mill located in Cambridge. The existing building is 85,000sq/ft over three storeys and is a steel and wood structure with mill deck flooring. The building was funded by donations from all levels of government as well as the local business community. A unique aspect of the project was the modest budget coupled with an extremely aggressive timeframe: $100/sf and one year to design and build, ready for occupancy. We developed a fast-track schedule to allow for the design and building activities to happen simultaneously. The project was delivered on time and on budget in September 2004.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: University of Waterloo School of Architecture
  • Location: Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.
  • Client: University of Waterloo School of Architecture
  • Design Team: Janna Levitt, David Warne, Greg Latimer, Daniel Bartman, Veronica DelGuidice
  • Construction Manager: Alberici Constructors, Ltd.
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Keen Engineering
  • Code Consultant: Arencon Inc.
  • Lighting consultant: Gerry Cornwell Lighting Design
  • Millwork consultant: Henderson & Associates Inc.
  • Construction Cost: $8,200,000
  • Project Size: 85,000 square feet
  • Project Completed: September 2004

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A Bower House in Ontario, Canada by Kariouk Associates

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: Kariouk Associates

Bowerbirds /ˈbaʊərbɜrd/ make up the bird family Ptilonorhynchidae. They are renowned for their unique courtship behavior, where males build an elaborate structure in an attempt to attract a mate.

Design Challenge:

The challenge was to design a new home with a view of Lake Erie for a client who did not want to pay the cost of a lakeside property.  Hence, the site he acquired was a very long and narrow lot across the road from other homes and 2,000 feet away from the shore of the lake.  Despite the client’s selection of a less desirable lot, the project was required to serve as a lure for a mate (a love nest as it were, perched in the treetop) complete with two bedrooms for two yet non-existent/future hatchlings.  As such, this love nest aimed to both woo and wow a mate while also demonstrating proper family planning and money-management skills.  The remaining challenge involved the limits set by municipal zoning bylaws that restricted the home’s height to a maximum of “two storeys”.

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

Image Courtesy © Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Project: A Bower House
  • Location: Niagara Peninsula,  Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Photolux Studio/Christian Lalonde
  • Software used: Auto CAD and Photoshop
  • Designer: 
Paul duBellet Kariouk (Principal), 
Chris Davis (Senior Design Associate), Sarah McMurtry, Adam Paquette, David King, Dimitar Mehandjiev (Design Associates)
  • Dates: 2012 – 2015

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Woven Stories: An energy-saving artwork for a Canadian college campus in Ontario, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The Woven Stories project addresses two existing conditions: a long-standing desire on Sheridan College’s part to have a mural on the highly visible west edge of its Davis Campus, and heat gain/glare issues in the fully glazed lounge space of the Rob Turner Building, which houses the college’s Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies. The project comprises a two-layer installation of white vinyl (heat control) and printed perforated window blinds (glare control).

Image Courtesy © PLANT Architect Inc.

Image Courtesy © PLANT Architect Inc.

 

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: Woven Stories: An energy-saving artwork for a Canadian college campus
  • Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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THROUGH HOUSE in Ontario, Canada by DUBBELDAM inc. architecture + design

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: DUBBELDAM inc. architecture + design

A busy doctor commissioned the renewal of this 128 year-old house to fulfil his desire for a modern and light-filled home with a connection to the outdoors. Situated on a narrow lot in a dense downtown neighbourhood, the renovation of this 135 s.m. residence also aimed to provide increased living space on the interior. However, in order to preserve the intimate rear garden, the design challenge was to ‘expand’ the interior space without increasing the footprint of the house. This was accomplished by a rethinking of traditional programme, utilizing built-in place elements and changes in ceiling heights to define spaces rather than walls, and by creating a powerful visual connection with the small backyard to extend the living space. The dark, cramped interior was carved out to create bright, airy spaces connected by an open plan. Materials and built-ins are designed to emphasize linearity – horizontal lines of rift cut white oak millwork, linear divisions of cabinets and display units, stacked strips of industrial felt on the fireplace, and long porcelain tiling with a linear pattern; they create the perception of expanding and stretching the space and direct the eye through the house towards the rear garden.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: DUBBELDAM inc. architecture + design
  • Project: THROUGH HOUSE
  • Location: Toronto ,Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam, Jason LeBlanc, Bindya Lad, Oliver Dang, Jacob JeBailey,
    Johanna Bollozos, Lynden Giles, Suzanna MacDonald
  • Contractor: DDF European Design
  • Size: 1,450 s.f.

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