Junction Shadow House

Junction Shadow House

Architect
Post Architecture
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Arnaud Marthouret / Revelateur
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersCaesarstone
ManufacturersEeStairs
ManufacturersJames Hardie
ManufacturersMarvin Windows and Doors
ManufacturersOlympia Tile
ManufacturersRobern

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Robern

Junction Shadow House

Post Architecture as Architects

This house in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto was in need of a total overhaul - structurally as well as functionally - and in a way that maximized the quality of light possible with the house's north-facing orientation. The main floors of the house were gutted, and a small addition to the third floor was added to create an open media/workspace away from the bedrooms and entertaining spaces of the lower levels. Direct light was not possible along the length of the house, so the shadows were used instead to animate spaces. Internal views through the three levels of the house were opened up by increasing the floor openings around hallways and stairs, and a perforated steel guard was used to play with the light traveling through it. The large window at the front of the house received an exaggerated window "frame" at the exterior, which works as a screen for heat gain or a lens for viewing through.

Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
The Diptych by Para Project speaks to urban UNESCO Heritage fabric
26 Jan 2022 News
The Diptych by Para Project speaks to urban UNESCO Heritage fabric

A temporary pavilion for the 2021 Brugge Triennale, TraumaA, Brugge, Belgium, The Diptych by PARA Pr... More

Phoebe Says Wow Architects take a novel approach to coffee in the city with their renovation of Fifteen Steps Workshop Coffee
25 Jan 2022 News
Phoebe Says Wow Architects take a novel approach to coffee in the city with their renovation of Fifteen Steps Workshop Coffee

In a bustling commercial district of Taipei, Phoebe Says Wow Architects undertook this renovation of... More

Simple and robust Paris Metro Line reaches great depths with an impressive structural concept
25 Jan 2022 News
Simple and robust Paris Metro Line reaches great depths with an impressive structural concept

Located at the base of the Paris judicial tribunals, the new Porte de Clichy station by AZC Atelier... More

Holiday Home Hagen features an abstract façade made of ‘knitted’ logs
24 Jan 2022 News
Holiday Home Hagen features an abstract façade made of ‘knitted’ logs

On the outer skirts of Laterns Bonacker, Holiday Home Hagen by Marte.Marte Architects is part of a s... More

Lafine de Paris Wedding Showroom provides a unique platform for works of art
21 Jan 2022 News
Lafine de Paris Wedding Showroom provides a unique platform for works of art

In China, Huqiu Wedding City is an important wholesale and retail base for the wedding industry that... More

Peloponnese Rural House by Architectural Studio Ivana Lukovic provides needed respite for a nature-loving family
21 Jan 2022 News
Peloponnese Rural House by Architectural Studio Ivana Lukovic provides needed respite for a nature-loving family

Surrounded by picturesque olive groves in the Greek village of Kalamia, Peloponnese Rural House by A... More

New Alcalá church by Beautell Arquitectos takes a new approach to the traditional architecture of the Canary Islands
21 Jan 2022 News
New Alcalá church by Beautell Arquitectos takes a new approach to the traditional architecture of the Canary Islands

Since the 2011 demolition of the old Alcalá Church for security reasons, locals of the Canary... More

Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos offers an exploration of introspective architecture
21 Jan 2022 News
Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos offers an exploration of introspective architecture

An exploration of introspective architecture, Casa en la Piedad by Cotaparedes Arquitectos is locate... More