Have you ever seen a brand new home that was different and you knew that you had to get inside and check it out? I know I have, and that was the main reason why I posted some information last year on the Modern Home Tour when it came to Toronto, and offered tickets to my readership.
The show is back in town, information can be found here; http://modernhometours.com/event/toronto/ and I have a complimentary wristband for someone (+1) to attend the event.
The Modern Home Tours give people a chance to explore and view some of the greatest examples of modern architecture right in their own city via self-guided driving tour, while local architects get a day in the spotlight.
Six homes throughout Toronto have been accepted and confirmed for the tour. They include:
• Artist Charles Pachter’s home, studio, and galleries –Pachter Hall and Moose Factory– in Toronto’s Chinatown district. The home and studio buildings were designed by Teeple Architects and built in 2005, and have won the Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence, a Plachta Award, and the Design Exchange Award.
• The “Driveway House,” designed by Spaces by Rohan, which is a small home in Little Portugal built entirely in a space that was previously a driveway for two cars that features radiant floors, interior walls of glass, roof-top cedar deck/patio, and 95% LED-based lighting inside.
• A new three-story, single-family house, designed by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited and built on a typical long and narrow Victorian lot near Dovercourt Park, that presents a solid and stately front façade utilizing traditional Toronto red masonry, but impresses visitors with its surprisingly light and airy interior.
• A modern renovation and addition, by LineBox Studio, to an existing residence in Swansea originally built in the 1920’s that focuses on maintaining a balance between old and new, while adopting a green building design in sustainable matter
• One of Toronto’s “Tiny Town” mini-homes (just 566 sq. ft.), designed by LineBox Studio, that embodies a “hard loft” style with an industrial aesthetic and flexible floor plan, which creates an open and spacious feel in the home, despite the small footprint.
• The “Linear House” in the East York neighbourhood, designed by Nano Design Build Inc., that is considered to be the epitome of super-modern geometric linear design, featuring continuous, clean lines that define the space throughout, creating harmony, flow and balance.
In addition to the homes featured on the tour, attendees can visit the tour’s designated ‘rest stop’: the STACKLAB showroom (http://stacklab.ca), a Toronto-based multidisciplinary design and fabrication studio, led by Jeff Forrest. Complimentary refreshments will be served and tourgoers can browse some astounding examples of modern furniture.
Art City in St. James Town (http://artcitytoronto.ca/v2) has joined the tour as the local non-profit partner. They will help staff the event and use the tour as a fundraising vehicle.
Full details for the tour, plus an always-current roster of homes with photos and details can be found here on the event page: http://modernhometours.com/event/toronto.
If you want to be in the running for a wristband, please like and share this post on a blog, through Facebook or Twitter and you can use the blog URL, or my Facebook page or Twitter page to share.
Act fast, as the event is this weekend!