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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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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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