High Park Residence, Toronto, Canada. Architect: Batay-Csorba Architects, 2020.
|:||Large picture window on first floor. High Park Residence, Toronto, Canada. Architect: Batay-Csorba Architects, 2020.|
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|:||High Park Residence|
|:||High Park Residence, Toronto, Canada. Architect: Batay-Csorba Architects, 2020.|
|:||New Build Home|
|:||For the 2,300sf private residence we wanted to pay homage to the client’s Italian heritage by taking cues from their favorite Roman churches and the vaulted spatial typology. In adopting this typology into a domestic space, we evolved the vault from its primary form into new unique geometries that respond to program organization, atmosphere, and daylight. In carrying sacred and nostalgic content from the owner’s past into the present they are transported into another time and place, full of stories, meaning and memories that becomes their refuge. The surrounding context is a mismatch of single-family homes, large housing towers, multifamily dwellings and one of the city’s most popular parks. Thus, allowing for a broader reading of historical context, which includes the specific traditions and history of the owners and a broader look at the city of Toronto’s housing. In this case, we were content on breaking away from the immediate context and providing an alternative reading. The vault geometry extends the length of the lot, informing a relationship between the façade and the interior. From the exterior, the brick vault is a subtraction from the otherwise monolithic brick frontage. This monolithic façade is created through a focus on the rich materiality of the brick coursing, and the isolated dormer which mirrors the proportions of the neighbouring house. The brickwork that covers the façade and wraps the ceiling|
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