Contemporary House on Footprint of Pre-Existing Bungalow – Ravine House by KPMB

Modern House On Old Footprint

Ravine House is located in Rosedale at the edge of one of Toronto’s oldest forest ravine systems and just northeast of downtown. It presents itself as a contemporary building built on footprint of pre-existing 1950s bungalow. The site is about half of acre but the house occupies only small part of it. Although it’s designed to accommodate a family with six children and host a range of business and cultural events. It consists of pair of two-storey masonry volumes intersected by a single-storey pavilion. They form an L-shaped courtyard with great views of surroundings. The house is separated in four zones to allow independent control and lower energy usage when certain areas are not in use. A ground source heat pump system keeps energy consumption low and absorbs all mechanical sounds, enhancing the tranquil atmosphere of the house.

Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Modern House On Old Footprint
Source: KPMB

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