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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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Don River House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

The parents of a close-knit, multi-generational family wanted a quiet and easily maintained urban retreat as a comfortable place for their family to enjoy a variety of experiences, alone or together, particularly outdoors. They were also extremely interested in land stewardship. In response, LGA Architectural Partners master planned the family’s existing home into an unusual and holistic environment that exemplifies a new form of luxury: a non-material and restorative environment that is designed to foster connections with both family and nature. In an affluent area of Toronto and on the bank of a tributary of the Don River, the property is unique, a blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces that engage the family with their setting while also fostering biodiversity and wellness.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Don River House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Erik Cunnington, Project Architect, Allison Janes
  • Consultant Team: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Boszko & Verity Inc.
  • Size:
    • House Addition: 800 square feet
    • Pool House: 475 square feet
    • Garage:  1,000 square feet
    • Site: 0.7 acres
  • Completion: June 2012

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Adams Fleming House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

On a street of historic, working-class cottages in Toronto’s west end, adjacent to a railway line and a supermarket parking lot, a vacant auto-body shop may have seemed like an unlikely impetus for a residence with a domestic character. The clients—Debbie Adams, a graphic designer, and Peter Fleming, a furniture designer/craftsman—had a limited budget but considerable talent and resources. Working with Levitt Goodman Architects, the project became a laboratory for artistic collaboration and experimentation. Over several years they have transformed the industrial site into an artful urban oasis.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Adams Fleming House
  • Location: 80 Ritchie Avenue, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Samantha Scroggie, Project Architect
  • Size: 2,000 s.f.
  • Completion: September 2008

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Zn House in Toronto, Canada by +tongtong Inc

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions.

The specifications were to build a modern family home that expands the area of livable space while remaining true to the vernacular of the neighborhood. This challenge was met with an emphasis on natural materials and light. Inspired by rural living and the original build date of the home, industrial materials accentuate re-imagined architectural qualities in an unmistakable contemporary space.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Petrole

Image Courtesy © Lisa Petrole

  • Architects: +tongtong Inc
  • Project: Zn House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Lisa Petrole
  • Designers: John Tong – Lead Designer, Nathan Dykstra – Senior Designer
  • Landscape Contractor & Plant specialist: Neil Turnbull / Hedgerow
  • Millwork Manufacturer: Distinctive by Design
  • Zinc: VM Zinc
  • Contractor: Symmetry Construction

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Instar House in Toronto, Canada by rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi] 

Instar House is a minimalist three-storey wood & steel structure, which is located on the southern edge of Allenby, a neighbourhood on the border between North York and Toronto. While carefully responds to the needs and lifestyle of the clients, the house has moulted from the small foot-print of the two-and-a-half storey structure that had occupied the site since early 1950s and was infamously nicknamed as half-house.

Image Courtesy © Borzu Talaie

Image Courtesy © Borzu Talaie

  • Architects: rzlbd [Reza Aliabadi]
  • Project: Instar House
  • Location: Toronto, North York, Allenby area, Canada
  • Photography: Borzu Talaie
  • Structure: Gamaley and Associates
  • Construction Management: Jordyn Development
  • Lot: 30’ x 113’
  • Living Area: 2200 sqft
  • Design: 2013-2014
  • Completion: Summer 2016

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Opposite House in Toronto, Canada by Atelier rzlbd

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Atelier rzlbd

The Opposite House, is a commissioned private residence located on the Scarborough Bluffs, closer to the east edge of the Greater Toronto Area. The clients, a professional couple who both work from home and enjoy an active home entertainment lifestyle, were looking for a modern dwelling that would offer everything they might need and more, including enough space to transition into, if their family grows at a later time.

Image Courtesy © Borzu Talaie

Image Courtesy © Borzu Talaie

  • Architects: Atelier rzlbd (Reza Aliabadi)
  • Project: Opposite House
  • Location: Toronto, Scarborough, Cliffcrest area
  • Photography: Borzu Talaie
  • Project Coordinator & Interior design: Julia Francisco
  • Structure: Egbert Engineering
  • Mechanical: McCallum Consulting
  • Septic: Gunnell Engineering
  • Construction Management: Caledon Building & Design
  • Basics: One-storey steel & wood structure
  • Lot: 1.093 ha.
  • Living Area: 6000 sqft
  • Design: 2014 – 2015
  • Completion: Summer 2016

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Garden Void House in Toronto, Canada by Alva Roy Architects

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Single Family residence

Garden Void is a single family two story house, including five bedrooms, basement home office, living/dining and kitchen/family room and an enclosed garage space of approximately 4000 sf in total.

Exterior View from North-West , Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

Exterior View from North-West , Image Courtesy © Tom Arban

  • Architects: Alva Roy Architects
  • Project: Garden Void House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Tom Arban and Navid Aali

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100 Broadview Lobby in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Quadrangle Architects

A self-storage facility beneath a new condominium at the corner of two busy streets, 100 Broadview was an unremarkable and rather awkward brick and beam building in Toronto’s east end. For this building’s transformation, real estate investment and development group Hullmark engaged Quadrangle Architects with the goal of creating an accessible and attractive lobby, targeting new-economy tenants. To entice the intended demographic, Hullmark wanted to make a bold statement at grade—something that would demarcate 100 Broadview as a creative hub.

Now with a clearly-marked entryway, 100 Broadview is a visible and accessible space tailored to the types of tenants the client wants to attract, Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Now with a clearly-marked entryway, 100 Broadview is a visible and accessible space tailored to the types of tenants the client wants to attract, Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

  • Architects: Quadrangle Architects
  • Project: 100 Broadview Lobby
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Brandon Barré, Ben Rahn/A-Frame
  • Client: Hullmark Developments
  • Team: Richard Witt, Caroline Robbie, Jan Schotte, Julie Mroczkowski, Nariman Mousavi, Matthew Suriano
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineers: Integral Group
  • Contractor: Fox Contracting Ltd.
  • Feature sign: Pengelly Iron Works
  • Branding films: TI Group
  • Feature lights: Bocci
  • Year: January 2016

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Relmar in Toronto, Canada by Architects Luc Bouliane

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Article source: kriss communications

When an empty-nester couple made the decision to downsize, they knew they wanted it to be to a low-maintenance, age-in-place home, as well as an architectural showpiece. They had tried condo living but it lacked the familiarity of a low-rise dwelling. Their son, a builder, encouraged them to push beyond their traditional aesthetic and create a custom, contemporary home — something that he could help them build.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Architects Luc Bouliane (Luc Bouliane, Wes Wilson and Natasha Lebel)
  • Project: Relmar
  • Location: 5 Relmar Rd., Forest Hill, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Bob Gundu (10 Frame Handles)
  • Client: Jan and Brian Bornstein
  • Landscape Arch: Fox Whyte Landscape Architecture & Design
  • Structural Engineer: Kenny Crier, Blackwell Bowick Engineering
  • Area: 3,000 – 4,000 square feet
  • Completion: 2015

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East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

The new pavilions at East Point Park Bird Sanctuary use architecture as a means of framing one of Toronto’s most beautiful parks, while enhancing the pleasures of birding for visitors of all ages and levels of experience. Folded into angular shapes evocative of flight, sheets of laser-cut weathering steel form the pavilions for this wooded park on the Scarborough Bluffs, high above Lake Ontario. The materials palette, which also includes precast and cast-in-place concrete and galvanized grating, was chosen for durability and minimal environmental impact. The completed Phase One encompasses the Viewing Pavilion, a Bird Blind, and entry signage.

Facing northwest toward the Viewing Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans Photography

Facing northwest toward the Viewing Pavilion, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans Photography

 

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Steven Evans Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Client: City of Toronto
  • PLANT Architect Inc. Design Team: Mary Tremain, Lauren Barhydt, Jason van der Burg, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, Jeremy McGregor
  • Structural: Blackwell
  • Quantity Surveyor: A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.
  • General Contractor: Hawkins Contracting Services Inc.
  • Steel Work: Iron Bridge Fabrication Inc.

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