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37 BULWER STREET

M A C H I N E  F O R  L I V I N G

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ABSTRACT​

In a neighborhood full of history, Bulwer is a short avenue, located one block north of Queen Street West, between Soho Street and Spadina Avenue. With a deep and enriched neighborhood history, we are let in on a more meaningful connection to the site.

 

Bulwer Street is full of wonder and playfulness, with Ogden Junior Public School only a few steps away from the house itself and was once filled with children playing ball on the avenue. ​

MY ROLE

Design an accessible house for a family of 3 following the criterias listed below:

  • Maintain 50% of the building façade, the northern façade will be extended in the rear, with a 6 by 8-meter void open to the half-court, situated adjacent to the public school. ​

  • The living machine consists of multiple functions, working to create the most efficient living machine for the clients. ​

  • Energizing, socializing and playing make up the spaces that would typically be known as a kitchen, dining area, and gymnasium.​

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FUNCTIONALITY​

The functions within the space are divided into thriving spaces for productivity, resting spaces for relaxation, sanitary spaces for cleanliness, communal social spaces for interaction, active spaces for physical activity, and spaces to recharge and refuel the body. These elements effectively meet the needs of the clients within the given parameters.

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SITE STUDY

A comprehensive site study was conducted to assess the various elements and factors related to the location. This study involved a thorough analysis of the site's characteristics, including its topography, climate, vegetation, and surrounding context.

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS

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