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Cedarvale Ravine House in Toronto

13 Feb 2020

Cedarvale Ravine House

Architect: Drew Mandel Architects

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cedarvale Ravine House Toronto

The ravine system, the most distinctive feature of Toronto’s geography, comprises of extraordinary arteries that flow through the city giving unique access to the wilderness. The Cedarvale Ravine House sits on a typical mid-town residential neighborhood street, but to the rear opens to the protected woodlands of the Cedarvale Ravine.

Cedarvale Ravine House Toronto

Cedarvale Ravine House Toronto

The building mass is formed by pushing and pulling the desired volume across the site. This sculptural expression solves programmatic requirements, maximizes views, provides natural light, and enhances the promenade and transition from suburban streetscape to very primal forms of nature.

Cedarvale Ravine House Toronto

Cedarvale Ravine House Toronto

The circulation of the house weaves through a modulation of intimate and expansive spaces and courtyards that lead to a glass enclosed single-story space at the rear of the property. This is the kitchen and family room, the heart of the house. Large expanses of glass dematerialize the monolithic stone building and dissolve boundaries between the interior and exterior.

New Ontario house design by Drew Mandel Architects

New Ontario home design by Drew Mandel Architects

At the second floor, a zinc-clad cantilevered superstructure frames views from the inside and gestures to the woodlands. It floats above and beyond the main stone volume and allows the re-naturalized ravine plantings to be brought farther into the site.

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A lap pool reflects light into the space under the second floor cantilever where a family can enjoy outdoor activities around the pool and barbeque.

Cedarvale Ravine House Toronto

Cedarvale Ravine House, Toronto – Building Information

Architect: Drew Mandel Architects

Project size: 3350 ft2
Completion date: 2011
Building levels: 2

Structural Engineer: Blackwell
General Contractor: Samaryn Homes
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: BK Consulting

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Photography: Tom Arban and Shai Gil

Cedarvale Ravine House in Toronto images / information received 130220

Location: Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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