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Instar House in Toronto

New Residence in Ontario design by Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd, Canada

2 Sep 2016

Instar House

Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd

Instar House Toronto

Instar House

Instar House is a minimalist three-storey wood & steel structure, which is located on the southern edge of Allenby, a neighbourhood on the border between North York and Toronto. While carefully responds to the needs and lifestyle of the clients, the house has moulted from the small foot-print of the two-and-a-half storey structure that had occupied the site since early 1950s and was infamously nicknamed as half-house.

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The evolution of design was based on a clear distinction between two main volumes which are both stretched east-west: a larger one in grey that contains all the served spaces; and a smaller replica in black that accommodates all the servant spaces. In order to maintain a sense of autonomy all the major glazed openings on the larger volume are connected and the exterior of this modest monolithic mass is rendered in seamless stucco.

Instar House

Instar House

The staircase / void which sits on the centre of the larger volume, not only allows for visual communication, also divides each floor level into two sections: on the main floor, a living room on the west and a kitchen / dining banquette on the east; on the second floor, two bedrooms that are connected through a glass bridge which overlooks the kitchen and provides a shared study area for kids; the third floor has been dedicated to a generous master bedroom with the sleeping zone on one side and a roof top patio on the opposite side where clients can enjoy an outdoor hot-tub while looking towards a beautiful park.

Instar House

Instar House

Instar House

The smaller volume facilitates all the utilities and services: a mechanical and laundry room in the basement; a powder room and the entry foyer on the main floor; a shared bathroom and a laundry chute on the second floor; and a master ensuite on the top.

Instar House

Instar House in Toronto – Building Information

Client: Private
Design Architect: Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]
Structure: Gamaley and Associates
Construction Management: Jordyn Development
Architectural Photography: Borzu Talaie

Location: Toronto, North York, Allenby area
Basics: Three-storey steel & wood structure
Lot: 30’ x 113’
Living Area: 2200 sqft
Design: 2013-2014
Completion: Summer 2016


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