paul raff studio: cascade house paul raff studio: cascade house
jun 29, 2009

paul raff studio: cascade house

paul raff studio: cascade house image by ben rahn / courtesy of paul raff studio

 

 

 

paul raff studio create a sustainable contemporary home in toronto’s conservative forest hill neighborhood. the family home is composed of a series of volumes stacked on top of one another. the home is clad in muted black slate and covered in large expansive windows to let the natural light inside. the home is two and half soterys and is designed in an l-formation around an outdoor swimming pool. the orientation of the home and its windows was particularly set to maximize sun exposure. the heavy use of glass is best exemplified by the 13-foot front window made from 475 vertically stacked sheets of heavy, jagged-cut glass. the center of the home is accented with a black slate wall that is perforated with windows, running through each floor. the whole home covers 325m square.

image by ben rahn / courtesy of paul raff studio

image by steve tsai / courtesy of paul raff studio

image by steve tsai / courtesy of paul raff studio

image by ben rahn / courtesy of paul raff studio

photo courtesy of paul raff studio

photo courtesy of paul raff studio

photo courtesy of paul raff studio

  • Beautiful! Contemporary design at it’s best!

    Charlie, 19. Mexico says:
  • one of the most beautiful houses you will ever see.
    congratulations to designers, owners and tradespeople involved
    magical to say the least

    mattb says:
  • Its like a 3D piet mondrian painting.

    Paris Vega says:

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