Designed by KOHN SHNIER Architects, Benson House is a typical Toronto house that has basements with the secondary quality of its space. In this house, the “basement” now becomes high-quality accommodation for family members on long-term visits that usually not possible in a modest-dimensions house like this.
Shift Cottage by Superkul: A Wooden Cottage Made from Locally Available Construction Materials and Equipment
This 2000 square-foot cottage is located on the edge of a Precambrian granite island. Designed by Superkul, the site of Shift Cottage is chosen for its orientation and topography. This cottage is also married to its landscape of water, rock, and sky while the glazed link can unite the two principal bar volumes of the cottage.
Located in British Columbia with 4000 ft2 in size, Findlay Residence is designed by Splyce Design for a young active family of four. Sits on a flat, irregular shaped site, this modern house has principal living spaces that organized around a two-storey exterior void within the main volume. A simple interior palette is also added to strengthen the clarity and purity of the house’s spaces.
In collaboration with Blackwell Engineering, KOHN SHNIER Architects has been completed a residential project in central Toronto called Richmond House. It is a compact house that has a distant vista and also intimate views as unique characters for the house’s interior spaces.
With 805 SF in size, this laneway building is transformed by Superkul into a single-family residence based on the request of owners who interested in the storied past of the ramshackle structure and smaller-footprint living. 40R Laneway House is located in Toronto, purchased by its current owners in 2006.
Completed in 2013 by Splyce Design, Russet Residence is a modern house located in West Vancouver. This house sits on a steep site with an ocean view to the south and mature cedar and douglas fir to the west. With 4600 ft2 in size, this project also includes reclamation of the house space while the house front area is modest in scale.
Davis Residence by Abramson Architects: A Light-Filled House with Themes of Indoor-Outdoor Integration
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.
In collaboration with DSBG, KOHN SHNIER Architects has been completed a project of a wholesale re-imagination of an existing 1980’s side-split. This project turns the existing building into a new single-family home for healthy, inspired multi-generational living in Toronto. Besides the transformation of Wrap House, the scope of this project also includes a complete interior renovation.
This family house is located on a 72-acre site on a ridge above the town of Invermere, British Columbia, designed by Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative for a family of four. Completed in 2008, Invermere Frame House sits beautifully with its simple form on a landscape characterized by pine trees and a wide-open terrain of fir.
Maddock House by Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative: A Family House with Dramatic Views of Mountains
Designed for a family of four, Maddock House creates a series of awesome relationships between exterior and interior space. This family house is located in Calgary, designed by Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative in 2003 and completed in 2007. The most important thing to the design of this house is the embracing of the dramatic views of the Rocky Mountains and also the city center to the west.