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* Residential Architecture: Urban Ravine House by Bortolotto Design Architect

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 21 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Urban Ravine House by Bortolotto Design Architect: “..a 4,000 square foot, four storey home that is oriented at all four levels to the natural beauty of the ravine to the south, with views to the city’s towers during the winter months and with views of a natural forest in the summer months. The house now has two faces, the traditional one facing the street and a modern one open to the ravine..The driving concept in the design of the house is to connect it to the outside world. At the rear of the house which faces south, the inside is connected to the rear yard ravine through views to the spectacular landscape, the city and sky, and through outdoor decks and steps that lead down the sloped forested yard. As well, natural light is introduced to the centre of the house from the roof to the ground floor through a continuous vertical opening of a glass and wood central staircase via a skylight..”  Lovely contemporary reworking of an existing home, offering extensive glazing, natural light, views; cantilevered terraces, interesting light-filled interior volumes..

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