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'X' Marks the Spot Canadian Interiors
Cover & Editorial, May/June 2011

Built to Perform: Benefits of Design Drive Work of Bortolotto
Mark Curtis, Tandem Magazine, October 8, 2009


Formerly an industrial student workshop, the challenge was to covert the expansive decrepit space compressed by a hovering low ceiling into a vibrant, multi-use student space programmed for a variety of functions and activities. Bortolotto’s creation of LinX’s new branding solution was the inspiration for the design of the new lounge, restaurant and pub. The branded environment is wholly integrated into the architecture and interior design through various means such as laser cut metal wall panels that effectively perform as way finding, signage and light fixtures. The LinX logo and colour palette are applied through-out the space. Reclaimed ground and polished concrete floors, laser cut panels, acrylic partitions, stainless steel, glass and drapery are used to add texture, colour and character in the spirit of the LinX brand.

The design of an enclosure for a new exterior patio is used to create a welcoming entrance by softening the corner of the old masonry building by creating a curved wood fence element that veers the patrons toward the main entrance.


Humber College

project team

Tania Bortolotto
Alex Horber
Jerry Lin
Li Plaskon

consultant team

Building Code Consultant, Hine Reichard Tomlin Inc.
General Contractor, Brown Daniels Associates
Kitchen Consultant, Dinetz Restaurant Equipment Ltd.
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer, Jain & Associates Ltd.
Structural Engineer, Blackwell Bowick Partnership Ltd.

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