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Bickford Park House in Toronto, Canada by Solares Architecture Inc.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Article source: Solares Architecture Inc.

Our project, Bickford Park House, was completed only a few months ago. Our client had bought the house over 20 years ago, and over those years had over 50 residents as tenants and roommates. The house needed a ton of work – the building suffered from major structural damage to the load-bearing brickwork, sagging floors, and multiple units, which cut off the home and broke the space apart in cumbersome ways. However, our clients loved the look and feel of the Victorian semi-detached home – they were adamant on a rejuvenation of the existing building, not an entirely new home. The major renovation had to retain the same charm they had loved for years. So Solares Architecture, alongside General Contractor Jesse Hayes, got right to work.

Image Courtesy © Derek Monson

Image Courtesy © Derek Monson

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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, Canada by Snøhetta

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Toronto’s Ryerson University is widely known for its engineering and business programs, but as an urban commuter campus it was missing sorely needed space for students to remain on campus to study or relax between classes. The school also struggled with its identity within the city as the majority of its academic spaces are housed in the existing urban fabric or are set back from the city’s major streets. The new Student Learning Center solves both of those issues by providing critically needed space for students, bridging the gap between the Ryerson Library and Archives, and weaving the school into the vibrant cityscape that surrounds it.

Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography

Image Courtesy © DoubleSpace Photography

  • Architects: Snøhetta , Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Project: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Lorne Bridgman, DoubleSpace Photography
  • Owner: Ryerson University
  • Acoustics: Aercoustics Engineering Ltd.
  • Code Consultant: LRI Engineering In
  • Engineer – Civil: RV Anderson Ltd.
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Engineer – Structural: Halcrow Yolles
  • General Contractor: EllisDon
  • General Contractor: Construction Enterprises & Contractors
  • Landscape Architect: Ferris Associates; Snøhetta

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First Avenue Garden in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

This garden fronts a repurposed nineteenth-century industrial property that now houses three apartments. Unlike its neighbouring rowhouses, this building sits very close to the public sidewalk, had no rear yard, and, following an interior renovation, has giant windows facing the street.

Image Courtesy © Peter Legris Photography

Image Courtesy © Peter Legris Photography

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: First Avenue Garden
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Peter Legris Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Contractor: Zone 6
  • Team: Mary Tremain, Lisa Rapoport, Chris Pommer, Elise Shelley, Jeremy McGregor

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Nathan Phillips Square Peace Garden in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the National winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. The Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto is one of 11 projects to receive a CSLA National Award this year. The new, half-acre Peace Garden is part of the 13-acre Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization at Toronto City Hall, which was completed in 2015 by PLANT Architect Inc. | Perkins+Will Canada in Joint Venture, with HoerrSchaudt Landscape Architecture and Adrian Blackwell Urban Projects.

The garden at night, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.

The garden at night, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc, Perkins+Will
  • Project: Nathan Phillips Square Peace Garden
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.

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Bayside in Toronto, Canada by ODA New York

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: ODA New York 

The practice of orienting a home to the path of the sun is as old as civilization itself, and in nature, significantly predates it.  Just as plants and flowers orient themselves to the sun through phototaxis, the newest building designed by ODA New York, appears to be doing the same.

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

  • Architects: ODA New York 
  • Project: Bayside 
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Total gross floor area: 262,000 sf
  • Number of floors: 24 Floors
  • Floor plate areamin: 4075 to max 28950
  • Number of units: 228 Units
  • Number of units with outdoor terraces: 221 Units
  • Total terrace area: 68,550sf
  • Amenities area: 13,500sf

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HABITAT 2.0 in Toronto, Canada by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

King Street West is set in a transitional area of Toronto. From the tall towers of the Central Business District to the East, to the low-rise neighborhoods in the Northwest, the skyline is a mark of the city’s progress. Located at the meeting point of three 20th century neighborhood parks, BIG and Westbank propose a mixed use development with a public plaza that will create a new center for the community while connecting the various pedestrian pathways that crisscross the area.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: HABITAT 2.0
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (43.641,-79.3976)
  • Collaborators: Diamond Schmitt Architects, BA Group, BIG IDEAS, ERA Architects, Gladki Planning Consultants, Greenberg Consultants, Gunn Consultants, Hidi Group, LMDG, MGM Group, Nemetz& Associates, Public Work, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • Partners in Charge: BjarkeIngels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Manager: Christopher White
  • Project Architect: Lucio Santos
  • Project Designer: Bryan Maddock
  • Team: Aaron Mark, Alan Tansey, Alvaro Velosa, Andreas Buettner, John Hilmes, Juan David Ramirez, Megan Ng, OvidiuMunteanu, Terrence Che
  • Project Leaders, Concept Design: Daniel Kidd, Tiago Sá (more…)

Roncesvalles Accessible House in Toronto, Canada by Solares Architecture

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Article source: Solares Architecture

In 2013, a couple in their 50s, came to Solares Architecture with an important request – to transform their 1911 Toronto semi-detached home into a beautiful, modern, and, most importantly, accessible house.

In 2006, the husband and father of the household had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and was soon in need of a mobility device. Once the family began looking into buying an accessible home, they realized how few there were on the market. Usually, accessible houses are built-as-needed, and the option of buying one is hugely expensive. Even a bungalow would need major renovation work to become fully accessible. After assessing these costs, the family decided to instead renovate their existing home, bought in 1989.

Image Courtesy © Solares Architecture

Image Courtesy © Solares Architecture

 

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Heathdale Residence in Toronto, Canada by Tact Design Inc

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Article source:Tact Design Inc

Custom single-family residence designed by TACT Architecture and TACT Design (architecture and interiors)

Image Courtesy © David Giral

Image Courtesy © David Giral

  • Architects: Tact Design Inc
  • Project: Heathdale Residence
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: David Giral
  • Area: 3,200 SF
  • Year: 2014

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THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE in TORONTO, CANADA by ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Setting benchmarks worldwide for engineering education, The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning. Resulting from an intensive design process between ZAS Architects, The Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University, the world-class facility challenges past models with a modern approach rooted in student learning and empowerment.

Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS
  • Project: THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
  • Location: YORK UNIVERSITY KEELE CAMPUS,TORONTO, CANADA
  • CLIENT: YORK UNIVERSITY, LASSONDE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
  • ENGINEERING: ARUP CANADA
  • FACADE ENGINEERING: BLACKWELL BOWICK PARTNERSHIP LTD.
  • MATHEMATICAL FACADE PATTERN RESOLUTION: MESH CONSULTANTS

  • LANDSCAPE: SCOTT TORRANCE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT INC.
  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: LAING O’ROURKE CANADA LTD & GILLAM GROUP INC
  • SIZE: 170,000 SQ FT (15,800 M2)
  • CONSTRUCTION BUDGET (CAD): $63 MILLION (BUILDING) $ 6 MILLION (SITE DEVELOPMENT)
  • COMPLETED: SEPTEMBER 2015/ FULLY COMPLETE SPRING 2016
  • Photography: Doublespace
  • Software used: Revit 2013, Rhino v5, Grasshopper v1, 3DS Max 2014, Solidworks 2014, ETABS 2013

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Abacus Lofts in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects Limited

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Article source: Quadrangle Architects Limited 

Abacus Lofts sensitively responds to its diverse context, setting a strong precedent for midrise, mixed-use intensification in the City of Toronto. Located in the Little Portugal neighbourhood, just east of bustling Ossington Avenue on Dundas Street West, the area is dotted with gleaming galleries, boutiques and restaurants that are popular with the city’s young and trendy. Traditional churrasqueiras, bakeries and narrow, red brick homes root the long-standing Portuguese and Brazilian community. The 39-unit, eight-storey Abacus, which replaces a rundown auto services centre on an 8,000-square-foot site, plies both realms thoughtfully and artistically.

Image Courtesy © Michael Muraz

Image Courtesy © Michael Muraz

  • Architects: Quadrangle Architects Limited 
  • Project: Abacus Lofts
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Michael Muraz, Ben Rahn, Unique Urban Homes
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino
  • Client: DAZ
  • Architecture and Interior Design Team: Quadrangle Architects Limited Design: Raw Design (Richard Witt, Principal in Charge); Construction Documents and Review; Quadrangle Architects Limited; Les Klein, Richard Witt, Kenzie Terzic, Cory Fletcher, Derek Towns, Jamie Alcantara
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: JD Hubbert & Associates
  • Structural Engineers: Tarra Engineering & Structural Consultants
  • Construction Management: 59 Project Management
  • Landscape Architect: Juhan Marten Landscape Architect
  • Total Square Footage: 40,000 Square Feet
  • Date of Completion: May 2015

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