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Architecture and interior design come together as a harmonious whole at this residence in Toronto. By offsetting the upper volume of the home at its apex and slicing the roof with a wraparound skylight, Akb has not only created a unique building that stands out from — yet is respectful of — its context; it has also choreographed a dramatic inner sanctum for a multigenerational family. Internally, the contemporary interpretation of the hip-roof typology translates into a boldly sloped ceiling of multi-faceted planes, given depth and dimension by the constant play of light and shadow filtered in through the capacious skylight. Maximally minimal, the material palette of crisp white walls and white oak — which also clads the marvelous angular staircase that ascends the two-storey atrium beneath the skylight — puts the emphasis back on the outdoors. Generous views burst in through the customized windows that fold around walls and

Location Toronto, Canada Firm Akb Architects, Canada Team Kelly Buffey, Robert Kastelic and Aaron Finbow Photo Shai Gil

People’s Choice: Residential
Lytton Park Residence

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