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2015 Best of Canada

2014 ARIDO Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, Award of Merit

One Fell Swoop
Leslie Smith, Canadian Interior pgs 55-58, December 2014

House in Kings Cross
Contemporist, July 22,2014 

A New Slant
David LeBlanc, The Globe and Mail, December 13, 2013


This private residence is situated within the footprint of its predecessor to minimize disturbance of the natural characteristics of the site and is conceived of as a connector to the natural elements. Reminiscent of a traditional stone roof and working as a privacy screen from the street, the front and north sloped facades are designed as a folding plane that opens up through various levels towards the extensive ravine below. The interior is designed with an emphasis on space, form and light and its connection to the outside world while providing varied experiences unique to each space.

Passive systems, such as site orientation, passive solar and passive ventilation as well as geothermal, VOC free materials, in-floor heating, think foam insulation at building envelope, solar and photovoltaic technologies are used in an effort to reduce energy consumption. l The folding sloped front façade wall is made of long lasting, durable, triple layered slate. Exposed stainless steel clips carry the slate. Making the fastening system visible and provides an additional texture to the triple layered wall system.


Private Owners

project team

Tania Bortolotto
Jerry Lin
Alex Horber
Paul Aquilina
Kristy Almond
Cherry Yeung

consultant team

3D Renderings, Yusef Frasier
Building Code Consultant, Hine Reichard Tomlin Inc.
General Contractor, Arcademia Group Inc.
Mechanical Engineer, Calibur Mechanical Systems Ltd.
Natural Heritage Evaluation, LGL Limited
Structural Engineer, Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.
Sustainable Design, Halsall Associates Ltd.

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