This residential complex sited at Queen St. W and Carlaw Ave. in Toronto is built around a localized community. The central courtyards provide a public space for the residents, while being concealed from the outside by the perimeter structure. A tricky site situation with aggressively developing lofts to the east and the protected low-density houses to the west form the building in a stepped shaped, while making best of solar exposure.

Urban Living Complex

November 2007