space: City apartment, Toronto, Ontario

design objectives: Create a clean and uncluttered space to maximize a feeling of openness and continuity of form, in a small but light filled apartment. While the emphasis of the work was on a rigorous contemporary style, one of the prime objectives was to refer to the space's historic character. The challenge of the sloping ceilings was used to advantage by introducing a low and horizontal flow. Organizational features have been optimized by layering and clustering to make the most effective use of this compact space.

materials: Walnut cabinetry, stainless and hot rolled steel details, limestone, porcelain tile, maple floors.