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Thursday
Nov132014

Corrugated

A modern take on the Australian corrugated shed vernacular this interior alteration to an existing 3 bedroom 1919 house provides open plan living, dining and kitchen with study mezzanine above while sheilding the rear of the house from the prying eyes of the residents of the large block of apartments behind. Tamarama Semi-Detached by David Langston-Jones.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

An infill project in Toronto

I have always been intrigued by infill projects (especially over the past couple of years when I thought I was going to take on my own infill build). To see what an architect can come up with - does it blend with neighbouring homes, does it stick out like a sore thumb? And how does it make use of the typically small parcel of land it inhabits? In this case it is a much more modern residence than the surrounding 1920s homes, but it works. The exterior brick and the peaked rook mimics the homes on either side. And a simple yet brilliant idea to have a strip of different flooring material on the ground floor to give the impression of a corridor. Kudos to Drew Mandel Architects on this one. 

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Tuesday
Nov112014

The Farm

On 100 acres with a view of Lake Ontario sits The Farm. Architect Cindy Renderly's clients wanted something modern but appropriate for the country. A gabled roof line is in keeping with a typical barn structure, but inside it's minimalist and not-so-farm-like. Cindy used Douglas fir plywood on the ceilings to add warmth, and it's a beautiful choice. An artist's studio is an added bonus, separated from the main house by a courtyard. Despite being a tad bleak looking in the winter, this must be such a peaceful retreat, especially in summer. 

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Wednesday
Nov052014

Central London apartment

The flexible design of the space within this London home allows it to be used by in a number of ways by family members. A pied-à-terre at one end with loft bedroom, turn another way, open the doors and now a three bedroom flat. The folding screens providing privacy to the loft are polycarbonate. A modern redesign with elegant Victorian proportions by VW + BS Architecture and Design.

Tuesday
Oct282014

Minimal by Tamizo Architects

I'll keep my prose at a minimum to match this house by Polish Tamizo Architects. Couldn't live it but oh how I love it.

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