House 60 / gh3

first_img House 60 / gh3 “COPY” Houses ArchDaily Area:  315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/25062/house-60-gh3 Clipboard Canada Text description provided by the architects. House 60 is a renovation and addition to a 50’s suburban house on a large lot in Toronto, Canada.The existing house was largely introverted—small windows, low ceilings—with a traditional plan—living room, separate dining room and cramped kitchen on the ground floor, and a maze of bedrooms on the second. An undistinguished building from the exterior—brick with a shallow sloping roof—adorned over time with a wrought iron front porch and aluminum awnings. However underwhelming, the existing house was considered by gh3 as a material resource to be reused, rather than abandoned, a position consistent with first principles of sustainability. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroAdditions were made to both the front and rear of the house resulting in 2 new facades and accomplishing the re–imaging of the house. Much of the house was re–skinned. This, in combination with the installation of significant interior insulation, greatly reduced the energy requirements of the house. The existing pitched roof was removed and a new flat roof, insulated well beyond code requirements, completed the new high performing envelope. Save this picture!A 2–storey glass wall at the rear of the house, a 1–storey glass wall at front, and multiple skylights maximize the admission of daylight and facilitate passive ventilation. The extensive use of glass at the rear allows for the greatest number of views to the garden and at the front, serves as a modern day front porch, reconnecting the building with its site and the city. Save this picture!The ground floor of the house is organized as a continuous open space to allow for the changing patterns of use of a growing family. The principle living space is flanked longitudinally on both sides with service zones containing storage, media units, a pantry, stairs and mechanical spaces, set behind full–height pivoting wall panels. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels are strategically positioned on the ground and second floors to provide safety for young children while allowing views through all of the principle living spaces. Glass panels and walls are selectively fritted with a super–scaled flock pattern, which amplifies the whiteness of the interior.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessOSKA Architects Selected for Pre-design Study of Burke MuseumArticlesThyssenKrupp Elevator Competition / RSVPArticles Share 2009center_img Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/25062/house-60-gh3 Clipboard House 60 / gh3Save this projectSaveHouse 60 / gh3 CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Projects Architects: gh3 Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officegh3OfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoRefurbishmentHousesCanadaPublished on June 19, 2009Cite: “House 60 / gh3” 19 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House 60 / gh3是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more