Totem House / atelier Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]

Totem House is a vertical residence stand stall among its low-level neighbors in Toronto, with a contemporary grey facade and brick wall.

Architects: atelier Reza Aliabadi [rzlbd]
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Photographs: borXu Design

Totem House by atelier Reza Aliabadi

Totem House by rzlbd

Totem House

House by atelier Reza Aliabadi

From the architects:

The evolution of design was a simple geometrical obsession with squares and grids. Starting with ten 10’ x 10’ squares carefully assembled on the linear site, logical modules were then dedicated to essential rooms in the house. The squares not only define the interior rooms, but they also formulate the boundaries of the backyard patio, the landscape, the parking area and the covered entry to the house. The totem sits on the central square dividing the living/dining area from the kitchen on the ground floor and the two bedrooms on the second floor……