It is a single-family residence located in Ontario, Canada. The Canadian client of this project asks Abramson Architects for help to design a house that has the material, light, and form. Davis Residence is 12,500 sqft in size, designed with themes of indoor-outdoor integration and also light-filled spaces inside.
The themes of light-filled spaces and indoor-outdoor integration are adapted to the Toronto climate in this house. The base of this house’s first floor is solid to respond to the harsh Canadian winter. This base is clad in layers of wood and stone, heavy and rooted to the earth. It is also wrapped in wood and detailed as a rain-screen as the house facade lifts up and away from the grade.
The second floor of this house is light and it has no walls almost. The house roof flies above and the apparent lightness of it is expressed by its thin, six-inch profiles. In the design of this house, the natural light is an important element so the design team implements large-scale windows, sliding doors, and skylights.
The air bedrooms upstairs open to the central hall with a comfortable sitting area. These bedrooms are finished by crisp white walls and also lit by clear windows. The house’s interior spaces are connected to the green suburban landscape, creating an awesome connection between the house and the surrounding exterior awesomely.
Davis Residence Gallery
Photographer: Tom Arban