Architecture firm MRDK has recently completed North of Brooklyn Pizzeria in Toronto, Canada, that balances nostalgia and modernity. Located in Toronto’s York neighborhood, the pizza parlor was once two separate commercial units, that were transformed into a single space that now accommodates two busy pizza lines in the kitchen. The facade has been transformed and […]
Dubbeldam Architecture + Design has unveiled its own new office that’s located within a century-old, three-storey brick building in Toronto’s Corso Italia neighborhood. A unique design feature not often seen on the exterior of a building, are the painted drop shadows surrounding the windows. These drop shadows, which also stand out at night, create a […]
Toronto interiors firm Mason Studio has redesigned its offices to offer community programming like exhibitions, events and other public-facing activities. Mason Studio relaunched its workspace as a new hybrid office and cultural hub to serve “the greater good” during the DesignTO festival earlier this year. As well as an office for the studio’s team members,
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Reflect Architecture has remodeled a duplex that had an additional two small basement units, and turned it into one unit on the second floor for income purposes, as well as combined the ground floor and lower-level into a single dwelling for a young family of five. One unexpected design element that’s also fun, is a […]
For the renovation of a house in Toronto’s West End, local firm Studio Vaaro added minimally detailed millwork to form kitchen cabinetry, the staircase and a feature bookcase in the living room. Studio Vaaro’s overhaul of House M, a three-storey detached property that had been renovated and extended multiple times over the years, involved reconfiguring
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The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a corrugated-metal-clad home in Canada designed by StudioAC. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now. Studio AC has completed a low-impact barn-like home on the Bruce Peninsula near Toronto, disguising it as an agricultural building. Clad in corrugated metal, the home overlooks a lake in a wooded area
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Canadian studio Superkül has updated the reading room at the University of Toronto’s Robarts Library, a notable example of brutalist architecture. The project involved renovating the cavernous concrete space on the building’s fourth floor, as part of the university’s larger initiative to revitalise the Robarts Library, which Superkül described as “one of North America’s most
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Selldorf Architects, Diamond Schmitt and Two Row Architect have released designs for a gallery to be added to the complex of buildings at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. The design incorporates a brand-new building on top of a pre-existing parking lot, next to the Frank Gehry-designed 2008 expansion. Called Dani Reiss Modern and
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Canadian studios Kohn Shnier and ERA Architects have renovated a historic building at the University of Toronto to make it more accessible. Local firms Kohn Shnier and ERA Architects team up for the 2,230-square-metre project, which involved bringing cohesion to the different spaces through a set of contemporary interventions. Built in 1859, the University College
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Carved French limestone and rolling glass doors were used by Toronto interiors studio Burdifilek to create theatrical effects in this house that frequently hosts events, concerts and dinner parties. Burdifilek was tasked with creating the interiors of a 25,000-square-foot (2,300-square-metre) home for a family who regularly entertain large numbers of guests to support a variety
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