The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build

The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build

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Toronto, Canada
The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build - Windows, Door, Facade
Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURS

Text description provided by the architects. The idea of the project is to capture south light exposure on an eastwest lot by splitting and offsetting the second floor of a narrow and deep infill house. The offset between the two levels in section becomes an opening that allows the south light into the main floor and in plan it becomes a void that allows a straight cascading stair to pass through.

The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build - Windows
Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURS

In the elevation the offset of two one and half storey volumes on one hand defines the entry and on the other creates distance between the south face of the top volume and the neighbor. Two cozy outdoor spaces are created for the lower second floor as the result of this volumetric shift. At the end the project tries to use a geometric shift to create a house that constantly changes mood and character by the changing qualities of light during the day.

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Cite: "The Offset / Ja Studio + ARTA Design and Build" 22 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/284308/the-offset-ja-studio-arta-design-and-build> ISSN 0719-8884

Courtesy of Behnaz Assadi and ADVERTOURS

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