The original upper floor of this older residence in Toronto overlooking the historic Casa Loma stables, was a densely packed group of small rooms with dark wood paneling and tiny windows. By removing most of the interior partitions except for one division between the public and private zones, and enlarging the small windows, the new open plan feels more spacious and allows for the flow of light, and line of sight from many vantage points. The rooms in the main space are connected by built-in elements that partially screen each area while providing framed views between spaces, creating a sense of division in the otherwise open plan. The framing devices are conceptualized as graphic elements translated into three-dimensional forms that relate to the owner’s occupation as a graphic designer.
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