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Monument Channel Cottage in Ontario, Canada by CORE Architects Inc.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Article source: CORE Architects Inc.

The design and construction of this cottage located in Monument Channel Georgian Bay was completed in 2014.

The cottage is 2,125 sq.ft. and is designed for year round use.   The primary building material is Douglas Fir, which was used as the exposed structural frame, ceiling decking, interior wall finishes, interior cabinetry and kitchen island, etc. The design celebrates the simple use of a post and beam structural frame, where the rhythm of the columns, beams and purlins gives an overall organizational logic to the scheme. The wood is either solid sawn or milled to a profile, the timbers are sometimes massive and other times just efficient in their size, all the timbers were prefabricated, drilled for connections, etc. in the factory. The wood is left untreated and natural on the interior and finished with a clear, penetrating oil sealer on the exterior. The exterior cladding is either structural wood or cedar shingles, Ipe is also used as the exterior decking material and for the guardrail top rail/handrail.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.

Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.


Mid-Town Triplex in Ontario, Canada by Studio JCI

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Article source: Studio JCI

The Mid-Town Triplex is an example of urban intensification in an established Toronto neighborhood, providing the Clients with both a principle residence and high value income suites that add to the quality and variety of rental options in the city.  The triplex comprises a basement 1-bedroom unit, a ground floor two-bedroom unit, and a 2300sf, two-storey, 3-bedroom unit for the homeowners. The existing two-storey, brick structure is one of many similar houses in the neighborhood, with a pitched roof and raised front porch with steps.  Sensitivity to surrounding context is a key consideration in the design – existing brick is reused and restored while articulating the additions and incisions in the façade with clean, rectangular volumes.  This juxtaposition clearly highlights new from old while maintaining the cadence of the streetscape. At the ground level, a canopy integrates the separate entries to each unit, creating a singular address for the house. The Clients believe that the good design and quality finishes specified by the architect resulted in higher value – confirmed upon the quick rental of the rental suites above market appraisal.

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

Image Courtesy © Scott Norsworthy

  • Architects: Studio JCI
  • Project: Mid-Town Triplex
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Scott Norsworthy
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Renovated Area: 356 m2
  • Addition Area: 100 m2
  • Year Completed: 2014
  • Collaborators:
    • Interior Design: Mason Studio
    • Structural Engineering: LMS Engineering
  • Products:


A Modern Boathouse in Ontario, Canada by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Located on one of the many islands dotting The Archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario, this private boathouse and docking facility designed by Kevin Weiss of Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited exemplifies a quiet and precise modernism. Through careful form-making and the use of rustic materials, the project responds gently both to the natural and cultural context of the area, where historically built-form yields to the power of the landscape with its exposed and glacially carved granite and wind swept jack pines.

Image Courtesy © Arnaud Marthouret

Image Courtesy © Arnaud Marthouret

  • Architects: Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited
  • Project: A Modern Boathouse
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Arnaud Marthouret
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
  • Conceptual Design: Kevin Weiss, Maya Przybylski (weissbau inc.)
  • Contract Documentation: Kevin Weiss – Principal, Steve James (Larkin Architect Limited) Kevin Weiss – Principal, Sophie Tremblay, Tings Chak (Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited)
  • Structural Engineering: David Bowick, Matt Bowick (Blackwell Engineering)


Stratus Bar & Restaurant in Ontario, Canada by B+H Architects

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Article source: B+H Architects

Stratus Bar & Restaurant has won the Society of British and International Design’s (SBID) Award for Best Bar & Restaurant—the first international award for B+H Architects’ interiors group.

Located in the Toronto Athletic Club, in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, Stratus was ready for a reinvention. B+H’s design team transformed Stratus into an elegant yet relaxed space, suitable for comfortable dining and hosting multiple concurrent events. A warm space with sweeping views, Stratus has established itself as the premier destination for Toronto’s Bay street elite, with revenues doubling since the renovation.

Image Courtesy © B+H Architects

Image Courtesy © B+H Architects

  • Architects: B+H Architects
  • Project: Stratus Bar & Restaurant
  • Location: Ontario, Canada


Lang Loft in Thornhill, Ontario by atelier rzlbd

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Article source: atelier rzlbd 

For the last 20 years, since moving to her apartment, Heather Lang had been dreaming of turning her home from dated and dreary into an airy open-plan New York style loft. Her home, while not the perfect place, was known as Heather’s Hotel, welcoming visitors from far and wide to enjoy wonderfully hospitality and great cooking. Plus, her residence was often the venue for very large family gathering. It was important to her that while the form and feel of her home would change with a new look, that the functionality to continue to allow her place to be a warm gathering place would not change, and would be improved. rzlbd was up to challenge! The results speak for themselves.

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

Image Courtesy © borXu Design

  • Architects: atelier rzlbd
  • Project: Lang Loft
  • Location: Thornhill, Ontario
  • Photography: borXu Design
  • Construction: Royal Falcon
  • Area: 1270 sqft
  • Design: Winter 2014
  • Completion: Summer 2014


Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court in Ontario, Canada by SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

The Sky-o-swale is a shade-water structure that filters rainwater through a green roof, into an underground cistern. The water is used to irrigate the Community Garden. More than that, the Sky-o-swale is a shaded community gathering space—a stage for performances and seating for the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) /Jumpstart sports pad. It’s a wondrous structure, with a truly amazing history.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO + ERA Architects
  • Project: Sky-o-Swale® + Storefront Sports Court
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup


Beech House in Toronto, Ontario by Altius Architecture, Inc.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: Altius Architecture, Inc.

Efficient, clean design and simple, modern spaces went hand in hand with wheelchair accessibility for this modest, 2200 square foot house. This project was designed to be an accessible house that maintained the warm feel of a family home.

Image Courtesy © Altius Architecture, Inc.

  • Architects: Altius Architecture, Inc. (Cathy Garrido)
  • Project: Beech House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (currently version 16)
  • Project Management: Alex Wasiuk & Morris Ortolan (Altius Architecture, Inc.)
  • Project: Beech House – Design + Construction Management
  • Size: 2200 sqft
  • Completion: Fall 2011

House in Frogs Hollow, Ontario, CANADA by Williamson Chong

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Article source: Williamson Chong

The House in Frogs Hollow, a 2000sf country retreat, is located on a long slope of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Georgian Bay. The property is a collection of eroded clay hills and protected watershed zones blanketed with a dense field of hawthorn and native grasses. It is not picturesque, but tough and impenetrable.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Williamson Chong (Betsy Williamson)
  • Project: House in Frogs Hollow
  • Location: Ontario, CANADA
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Total Floor Area: 2000 sf
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
  • Construction Management: Wilson Project Management Inc.
  • Millwork: Speke Klein Inc.

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Campus in Ontario, Canada by KPMB Architects

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: KPMB Architects

The Centre for International Governance Innovation is located on a 3.9-acre site formerly occupied by the Seagram distillery. The campus, a reinterpretation of a traditional academic quad building based on the Oxford model, also houses the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Image Courtesy © Maris Mezulis

  • Architects: KPMB Architects
  • Project: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Campus
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Maris Mezulis

Language Learning Centre in Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Article source: C& Partners Architects

The Canadian Language Learning College is a National English Language Institute offering instruction to international students and recent immigrants. Focused on providing a modern approach to learning and fostering a unique introduction to Canadian culture, the directors sought C& Partners to renovate an existing two story brown brick office building at Avenue Road and Lawrence Avenue into a three story flagship building for their Toronto operations.

Image Courtesy © Victoria Cheng

  • Architects: C& Partners Architects Inc
  • Project: Language Learning Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Architect: Aaron Cheng
  • Photography: Victoria Cheng
  • Software Used: Sketchup
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