The Puente house is designed and will be built as a piece of furniture, out of cedar, a local material widely used for structural properties and rot resistance. This project was developed from an intensive research and understanding of its site, and directly responds to its placement in the heart of the Great lakes St Lawrence Forest.
Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio
Ben Rahn has been photographing architecture and interiors for more than 20 years. He founded A-Frame in 2003 out of a desire to combine his love of design with his keen photographic eye. Since then, his work has been recognized internationally and has appeared in a variety of publications. Ben lived in New York for many years and, as lead photographer, continues to split his time between the Toronto and Brooklyn studios.
A wide lot backing onto Ancaster Creek is the site for a intergenerational home for a family and their elderly parents. The house was conceived as two distinct residences, each formed into a linear bar containing the full program of a home.
Located on the Niagara Escarpment, this weekend home for a family of six transcends ordinary domestic programming to create a place of spiritual resonance. Through its siting, tectonics and materiality, it balances intimacy and expansiveness, light and dark, land and sky — orienting and heightening one’s experience of the surrounding environment.
Built for a family of five, this house in Toronto’s Hoggs Hollow neighbourhood occupies a deep lot on a reverse ravine, with a heavily forested slope rising steeply behind. Hoggs Hollow Valley House was recently completed by Superkül, a Toronto-based practice of principals Meg Graham and Andre D’Elia. Superkül’s renovation and addition respects the legacy of the […]