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    Wooden Volume Creatively Defines Layout in Toronto Home

    Wooden Volume Creatively Defines Layout in Toronto Home

    DUBBELDAM Architecture recently completed a residential project for a young couple in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The historic property originally included two separate structures, the main building and a coach house of 4,334 and 1,640 square feet, respectively. The coach house had long been used as a rental property, but the new owners sought to convert it

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      2016
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    Photographer Renovates Rustic London Retreat

    Photographer Renovates Rustic London Retreat

    Photographer Mike Penn purchased this London property with the idea of transforming it from a commercial office space to a modern family home with a home studio. TG-Studio worked with him to redesign the three-story property, originally an old barn before being converted into an office space. The goal of Mews House was to create

    • December

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      2016
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    Aluminum Louvers Add Light, Style to Toronto Home

    Aluminum Louvers Add Light, Style to Toronto Home

    Paul Raff Studio designed this 4,349-square-foot home for a family of four in Toronto, Ontario, who recently immigrated from Europe. Built on a narrow lot in a residential neighborhood, the home’s unique facade is made up of flamed basalt and light-reflecting aluminum louvers. The louvers lend more than curb appeal to Counterpoint House; they also draw light into the

    • December

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      2016
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    Minimalist Swiss Chalet Embraces Surrounding Vistas

    Minimalist Swiss Chalet Embraces Surrounding Vistas

    Savioz Fabrizzi Architects designed this chalet in the village of Val d’hérens, Switzerland. Constructed of concrete, this home has wood-clad upper levels that allude to the style of the barns in the area. This wood is carried inside for a smooth and sleek look. “On the ground floor, the daily rooms center around a concrete core

    • December

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      2016
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    Wood and Wicker in North London Apartment

    Wood and Wicker in North London Apartment

    Amin Taha Architects built this gabled apartment complex in the north of London, the UK. The six apartments feature traditional brick facade and distinctive projecting wicker balconies. To build this six story apartment, the architects used a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure, where layers of laminated wood are used as a skeleton instead of concrete and steel.

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      2016
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    Contrast at Play in Contemporary Vancouver Residence

    Contrast at Play in Contemporary Vancouver Residence

    In 2014, Scott Posno built this contemporary single family residence in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. Designed for a family of four, the house is decidedly modern in aesthetic, but incorporates some neighborhood specific details to complement its surroundings. The stained cedar exterior is similar to the wood siding commonly used in the area. The entryway is

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