Art[i]fact House Looking in, Looking out

One of the things that we frequently try to do is frame and call out phenomena on site. An evergreen growing in the neighboring lot led us to re-align some windows into a vertical band, and invite an unexpected view into the space.

Looking in, Looking out

One of the things that we frequently try to do is frame and call out phenomena on site. An evergreen growing in the neighbouring lot led us to re-align some windows into a vertical band, and invite an unexpected view into the space.

Up and Up

Second floor is underway in a big way. You can also see in full where the band of vertical windows will go, letting a ribbon of light into the height of the house. The main entrance will eventually go under the cantilever, so that you pass under the second floor volume as you enter the house.

Up and Up

Second floor is underway in a big way. You can also see in full where the band of vertical windows will go, letting a ribbon of light into the height of the house. The main entrance will eventually go under the cantilever, so that you pass under the second floor volume as you enter the house.

A Better View of the Framed New Space

Some of the framing was visible in the video we posted earlier, but here is a little peek of the interior of the house, looking towards the backyard. We see some of the existing ground floor in the foreground and the new framing on the concrete slab beyond.

A Better View of the Framed New Space

Some of the framing was visible in the video we posted earlier, but here is a little peek of the interior of the house, looking towards the backyard. We see some of the existing ground floor in the foreground and the new framing on the concrete slab beyond.

Meanwhile...

While work was being done on the foundation and floor slab in the new spaces, we got busy on the existing volume. We kept the bulk of the first floor wall and floor framing, and re-framed the second floor joists to increase our ceiling height on the first floor and allow for some drop beams without compromising on a feeling of expansiveness. The existing basement stair was relocated and the new opening is visible here. On the right hand side of the photo and just out of frame is the beginning of the new vertical band of windows that will run the height of the house.

Meanwhile...

While work was being done on the foundation and floor slab in the new spaces, we got busy on the existing volume. We kept the bulk of the first floor wall and floor framing, and re-framed the second floor joists to increase our ceiling height on the first floor and allow for some drop beams without compromising on a feeling of expansiveness. The existing basement stair was relocated and the new opening is visible here. On the right hand side of the photo and just out of frame is the beginning of the new vertical band of windows that will run the height of the house.

Art[i]fact House Concrete Slab DONE

After much hard work and coordination with our go-to concrete guy, Jay Garena of All Concrete, our slab is in place! The slab will be co-planar with the finished floor of the existing ground floor.

Concrete Slab DONE

After much hard work and coordination with our go-to concrete guy, Jay Garena of All Concrete, our slab is in place! The slab will be co-planar with the finished floor of the existing ground floor.

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