Posts Tagged ‘Paul Raff Studio’

Cascade House

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Paul Raff Studio

Jury Comments: Built in the long-established Forest Hill neighbourhood of luxury homes in Toronto, the 4,000sf infill home is 30% less in size compared to typical homes of the area. An interior slate-finished wall behind the stair acts as a heat sink, and also functions as an organizing element for the beautiful interior. Sustainability features, such as the reduced footprint, use of durable materials, and careful orientation to maximize natural light, are not radical but are well considered.


Vancouver Convention Centre West

Friday, August 20th, 2010

DA Architects + Planners, Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership,

and LMN Architects

Jury Comments: This project takes a common, large and often mundane building form that does not usually integrate well into the city and makes it fit perfectly on a very tight, water-edge site. With great skill, the building is constructed as a bridge over an existing rail line and extending over the shoreline as piles. With a huge 2.5 hectare vegetated roof, this is a building as landscape with excellent sustainability technologies that make this project a leap forward in sustainable design, and a transformative building.