150 W contemporary-patio

150 W

Located in Toronto’s Beaches district, 150_W addresses the challenges of maximizing southern exposure within an east-west oriented mid-lot while exploring opportunities for extended outdoor living spaces designed for the Canadian climate. The building’s plan and section is focused around a south-facing side-yard terrace creating an L-shaped cantilevered volume which helps shelter it from the winter winds while leaving it open to the warmth of the winter sun. This side terrace engages the site and home both spatially and environmentally, extending the interior living environment to a protected outdoor space for year-round use, while providing the framework for integrated passive design strategies.
Architect: nkA
Photography: Peter A. Sellar / www.photoklik.com

What Houzz contributors are saying:

But on the other side of the entry and the open walkway along the glass wall is an outdoor patio that is oriented to the south. (In this view we're looking east, toward the street). The "lift+slide walls," as the architects refer to them, allow the kitchen and living area to open entirely to the patio, a bonus during Toronto's few warm months.

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pfuentes added this to michelle
November 20, 2014
wws212 added this to Doors and windows
July 2, 2014
Sliding glass and fixed glass design
hellojelli added this to hellojelli's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Wooden outdoor
Youie Kim added this to youie_kim's Ideas
April 2, 2014
ronmoihouse added this to Sliding pocket or telescoping doors
March 30, 2014
multislide doors
mamabas82 added this to Kitchen
October 16, 2013
Lantai kayu outdoor
mythreemales added this to mythreemales's ideas
March 20, 2013
back of house
blachon added this to blachon's ideas
March 10, 2013
baie vitrée et avancée
daja10145 added this to Aswari Beach Mansion
March 7, 2013
Back Patio
stephmayor added this to patio
March 2, 2013
Big window doors open to patio
amstar48 added this to amstar48's ideas
February 5, 2013
downlight directly above verandah/ door
lislrossocha added this to lislrossocha's ideas
February 4, 2013
upstairs patio
joeygirl18 added this to joeygirl18's Ideas
January 28, 2013
L shape
poetryman added this to poetryman's Ideas
November 20, 2012
C Micheal added this to cmicheal's ideas
October 15, 2012
2nd floor recessed terrace
new studio added this to voshtinav's ideas
October 15, 2012
detail int.villa toronto
patteoo added this to patteoo's Ideas
October 10, 2012
Same outdoor seats. Probable rain proof
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