Located within a century old neighbourhood in Toronto, this infill home loosely resembles the form of the neighbouring heritage homes, but in a decidedly more contemporary language.
Continuing the theme of mixing traditional and modern elements, the house is clad predominately in brick, with naturally aging wood siding, and accented with operable shutters. The shutters are one of many energy saving elements of the home that were required to achieve the strict energy targets set by the project team.
Working with BONE Structure, the home easily exceeded the local code requirements for thermal energy performance. The building envelope was designed to minimize heating and cooling costs through Toronto’s wide seasonal temperature range. Although not yet built, the home is calculated to produce more energy than it consumes, with excess electricity being sold to the utilities company.
Designed by Micacchi Architecture