This is a project by Altius Architecture and it is located at Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Project's program: Rear addition and complete renovation of single fiamily house. There are twenty six images for North Kingsway Residence.
The goal of the project is to covert a post-war house into a contemporary home and to provide a much needed addition. Preserving as much of the structure as possible the design team also turned to sustainable solutions that were particularly suited to the heavy masonry construction of this home. By insulating the house on the outside all of the thermal mass can be utilized to both moderate indoor temperatures and humidity and facilitate a nighttime ventilation strategy that will greatly reduce cooling requirements.
Space heating is delivered through a retrofit staple-up radiant heat application to all floors within the existing building, whilst the rear addition makes use of new in-floor radiant heating throughout. The application of a new external cladding system to all existing façades offers the opportunity to re-insulate all external walls above grade, thus helping to stabilize heating and cooling strategies within the buildings envelope. Along with the re-insulation of the existing basement floor slab and the strapping out and re-insulation of all external basement walls heat losses can be minimized.
The main living areas to the rear addition maximize passive heat gains through the introduction of larger expanses of glazing to the south façade, whilst at the same time enhancing the overall connectivity between internal and external spaces. The second storey has been designed in such as way as to cantilever past the ground floor along both the south and west façades, this in turn creates a brise-soleil, and a means of controlling over-exposure to the sun; eliminating fears of overheating.