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Sculptural home set on a disused railway keeps naturally cool in Toronto

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 05, 2016 01:04 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Mar 04, 2016

Built for a family of five, the Bala Line Home comprises a series of terraced and staggered spaces that step down toward the ravines in the rear. The project was subject to strict standards for physical grade preservation, and so the final ziggurat-like form was crafted to minimize disturbance on the sloped site. The terraced blocks and strategic placement of glazing opens the home up to views, natural light, and natural ventilation, while reinforcing connections with the outdoors. Related:...





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