[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]Following the site, this house in Toronto, Canada has adopted a curved shape and formed a comfortable courtyard in the front side. Architect Randy Bens designed the roof with long eaves for weather protection which are also curved upwards to allow entering of more light. Another nice feature of the roof is the series of round skylights, which also have lighting fixtures to illuminate the space outside at night and to create a magical atmosphere. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]


He also takes advantage of the Northern street view where cherry trees grow along the sidewalk. The users can enjoy it with the help of a view axis throughout the East side of the house. At the Southern/back side is formed a smaller scale, wind-protected and more private outer space.


At South we find also a gradual transition between indoor and outdoor space with a possibility for lots of different activities, from reading to cooking and eating, to enjoying the privacy of the backyard.


As the plan shows 3 bedrooms, it suggests more than 2 users at the same time. The location of the master bedroom automatically raises a question about a disturbed privacy at some point, as the visual access between this private area and the shared spaces is present. This, of course, could be avoided with the help of curtains but if a small private space was intended for the space just outside the master bedroom the “feel” of discomfort, for example sound, or just knowing someone is out there, could be at least reduced. Besides that, I think, the most creative and curious place is here at the backyard, because it is designed as a frame for an active life and for many possibilities and choices.roof-moon-1