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Hi, how are you? Today, Modern Home Decor have one of the best projects in Canada. How to Convert an Industrial Shed to a Single Family Home.

Here is the story: the 18ft x 40ft lot is reduced at grade to 10ft x 38ft by a right of way; the shed sits on the property line on the two remaining sides. As a result there was no usable outdoor space at grade, and zoning wouldn’t allow for any additional openings in the exterior walls. It looks very cool with a great modern decoration.

The design strategy revolved around drawing additional light, air and views from above. A light shaft topped by skylights runs the length of the west wall and brings light to the ground and second fl oors; operable vents in the sky-light create the stack effect that passively ventilates the house. From the second floor courtyard, with its primary view to the sky, there is a stair up to a roof garden and terrace; rainwater from the roof is collected in a cistern below. This idea is awesome to get the sensation of a bigger space than it is, and at the same time is very unique for a modern house in Toronto.

The building’s existing rusted steel cladding was removed, brake-formed with a flat-lock seam, and re-installed as the primary building skin. Flat black-painted knotty cedar and marine grade plywood clads the remainder of the building. Existing structural members were retained where possible, and an existing sliding steel door was salvaged for reuse.

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Architects: superkül inc
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Principals: Andre D’Elia and Meg Graham
Project Architect: Drew Sinclair
Construction Manager: Boszko and Verity Inc
Structural Engineer: Robert E. Brown Associates
Mechanical Engineer: GPY + Associates Engineering Inc
Constructed Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Tom Arban Photography / Lorne Bridgman

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