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INTEGRAL HOUSE   TORONTO   2009

ARCHITECT : Shim Sutcliffe Architects Inc.
CONSTRUCTION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT : Vic Furgiuele, for Eisner Murray Developments Inc.
AREA : 18,000 sf
PHOTOGRAPHY : James Dow, Ed Burtynsky and Bob Gundu

"With the indefatigable Vic Furgiuele as construction manager." ~ Ian Chodikoff

"For Shim and Sutcliffe, the process of building such a residence offers an opportunity to push the envelope of their abilities, to experiment with construction and collaborative techniques while pursuing excellence in design." ~ Ian Chodikoff

  • ravine site new build of private residence/concert space
  • extensive shoring was performed to take full advantage of and protect the ravine edge
  • laser cut steel and wood templates were made and installed to locate the building components and ensure precision throughout
  • 35-foot-long floor-to-ceiling glass window that retracts into the floor
  • sustainable elements include geothermal cooling and heat source, extensive green roofs

AWARDS
2009 Architectural Woodwork Award (First Place)

PRESS
Architectural Record. May 2010 Volume 198, No.5. A Surround Sound, Pearson Clifford, p 67-71

Canadian Architect September 2007, The Sum of Its Parts, Ian Chodikoff
Wall Street Journal, April 3, 2009, An 'Accordion' of Wood and Glass, Sara Lin, p W8

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