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Metal-clad boxes form Everden house by StudioAC in Toronto

August 10, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Everden House by StudioAC

Gabled elements and corrugated aluminium siding feature in a family home that was designed by Canadian firm StudioAC to be “impactful without being indulgent”. The Everden house is located on a slender, rectangular lot in Toronto’s Cedarvale neighbourhood. “The brief was to create a home that felt unique and personal to the homeowners and unapologetically

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Victorian balusters pattern surfaces at Aesop Yorkville store by Odami

August 6, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Counter at Aesop Yorkville store

The history of Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood informed this store for skincare brand Aesop, which local studio Odami has given ruby-toned walls and smooth beige counters. Odami, a design studio based several blocks west of the Aesop Yorkville shop, used features typical of the area as a starting point for elements of the design. “The interior

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Muted material palette defines monochrome Chinese restaurant by StudioAC

July 27, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Bao restaurant

Canadian firm StudioAC combined micro cement, stainless steel and vinyl to form the interiors of a Chinese restaurant in Ontario designed to “respond to the context of the strip mall” in which it is located. Called Bao, the restaurant is located in the city of Markham, Ontario. It is positioned between a convenience store and

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Ace Hotel Toronto by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects features a suspended lobby

July 26, 2022 Dan Howarth 0
Ace Hotel Toronto lobby

Canada’s first Ace Hotel has opened in Toronto, housed in a new building by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects that features a lobby suspended from huge concrete arches. The ground-up project was built in the city’s Garment District, close to Downtown and the bustling Queen Street West area, which has a history of manufacturing but is now associated

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Studio Paolo Ferrari combines wood and granite for Canadian lake house

July 25, 2022 James Brillon 0
Muskoka lake house

Exposed finishes that draw cues from the forests and geology of Canada come together in this remote holiday home by Toronto-based architect Studio Paolo Ferrari. Named after the Muskoka region where the project is located, the retreat overlooks Lake Rosseau, an area that is known as one of Canada’s most sought-after vacation destinations. The area

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Icon Architects unveils design for tallest mass-timber building in North America

July 22, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Mass timber toronto rendering

Canadian studio Icon Architects has released its design for a 31-storey tower in Toronto that, if completed, will be the tallest mass-timber structure in North America. The structure has been proposed for downtown Toronto, near the University of Toronto. If approved by the city, the structure will be 90 metres tall, making it the tallest mass-timber

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Everyday Studio reinterprets farmhouse style with monochrome palette

July 21, 2022 James Brillon 0
T House

Simple forms inspired by nearby Canadian agricultural buildings meet a contemporary, monochrome palette in this remote home by Everyday Studio. The low-slung house is located in a clearing surrounded by thick forests in Manotick, a small community outside of Ottawa. The project is called T-House, based on the shape of its layout. “The design is

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Agathom equips “cottage in the city” with angular ceilings and a greenhouse

July 17, 2022 James Brillon 0
Agathom Co

Project Dove by Toronto studio Agathom Co. was designed to replicate the feeling of a “cottage in the city”, offering a variety of spaces for family life that include a greenhouse. Located in a suburb of Toronto, the home was commissioned by a family that wanted a design to break from the “monotony” of the

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HCMA embeds “Indigenous design principals” in British Columbia student housing

July 11, 2022 Ben Dreith 0
Indigenous school BC

Canadian architecture studio HCMA has completed the Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat student housing and cultural center in Terrace, British Columbia. Called Wii Gyemsiga Siwilaawksat – a Sm’algyax phrase, which translates roughly to “where learners are content and comfortable” – the block is located at the Coast Mountain College on the ancestral lands of the Tsimshian Kitsumkalum First Nation.

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Public City Architecture creates Winnipeg pavilion to withstand flood conditions

July 11, 2022 James Brillon 0
Forest Pavilion

Wooden slats wrap around indoor and outdoor gathering spaces for an angular pavilion in Winnipeg’s Crescent Drive Park that can be “submerged without decay” during floods. Called Forest Pavilion, the structure was commissioned to offer basic amenities such as restrooms and covered gathering areas in Crescent Drive Park, a public park on the Red River in

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