63 Degree House
PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION
Name: 63 Degree House
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date of design: 2008
Date of completion: Summer 2009
Project Manager: Amin Sheivari
Construction: Maxamin Corp.
Area: 155.15 sqm [ 1670 sqft ]
Architectural Photography: borXu Design
Aluminum Facade: AWD
Kitchen: Elegant Kitchen
Building Type: Residential [ Single family house ]
Basics: Two story wood structure
Built in 2009 and designed by Toronto architect Reza Aliabadi, the 63 degree house is a single family home that takes its name from the angle of the home’s frontal facade.
This project draws upon three key concerns—environmental, economical and social which in collaboration intend to commence a new approach to the countenance of the urban fabric of the post-postmodern era. The building itself is developed from a simple cubical mass with each of the three concerns acting as an instrument, forming its identity. The 63° angle of the main façade aligns the building with appropriate south light and together with the double height curtain wall contributes to a greenhouse situation. The actuality of the building’s scale is distorted by the amount of glazing on the exterior and minimal partitioning on the interior. The cost-effectiveness of the project allows today’s builders to think of experimenting with design even for low-cost housing projects. Overall, this is an introduction to awareness towards quality of life and built environment by evoking the idea that design belongs to everyone and everywhere.