Parklawn Residence by blackLAB Architects Inc, Designing The Ontario Wood Feature at IDS17
This project involved the expansion of a small Toronto home involved while working extremely closely with a client-builder. blackLAB maintains a philosophy of working well with both clients and trades, resulting in great design that can be achieved on a minimal budget.
This project is a study in the adaptation of an existing traditional house. Rather than demolish what existed, the fabric of the neighbourhood was respected through a thoughtful extension. Carefully designed spaces are functional and efficient while offering long-term usability.
blackLAB architects inc. was founded by three talented architects along with an effective business manager. They specialize in custom residential architecture and understand the value of collaboration, not just between themselves, but with their clients, builders and consultants.
In public platforms as well as in their practice, blackLAB enjoys experimenting in design with other mediums such as large-scale mosaic installations and faceted furniture. Exploring these other design directions brings a fresh perspective to our architecture and an attention to craft that informs their work at the scale of a building.
blackLAB will be designing the Ontario Wood feature at IDS17.