Laneway Loft

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Location
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Type
  • Modern
  • Year
  • 2014
  • Bedrooms
  • 1
  • Full Baths
  • 1
  • This project page was created by community member Solares Architecture

    In a Toronto laneway near the Art Gallery of Ontario, this single-family passive solar house was inserted onto a tiny site previously occupied by a two-car garage. Inside the home, large windows and spacious rooms over three floors create an expansive feeling, overcoming the restrictions of the modest site. The Laneway Loft illustrates how underused or abandoned properties in the urban core can be used instead of continually extending the city's boundaries.

    The home's unconventional floor plan is uniquely designed for the resident's personal preferences and routine, with a kitchen and dining area on the first floor, and a large office and bedroom on the second floor.

    Laneway Loft - Exterior

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    Laneway Loft - Bedroom

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    Laneway Loft - Exterior

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    Laneway Loft - Bathroom

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    Laneway Loft - Rooftop Patio

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    Laneway Loft - Bedroom

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    Laneway Loft - Exterior

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    Laneway Loft - Exterior

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    Laneway Loft - Kitchen

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    Laneway Loft - Kitchen

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    Laneway Loft - Exterior

    Photo Courtesy of Solares Architecture

    Laneway Loft - Exterior

    Photo Courtesy of Solares Architecture
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    Solares Architecture
    @solaresarchitecture
    Solares is a Toronto-based architecture firm specializing in sustainable residential design. Since our founding by Tom Knezic and Christine Lolley in 2005, Solares has earned a reputation as experts in energy efficiency and building science. Fully licensed by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), we focus on custom residential new builds and major renovations across Ontario. Our complete turnkey process guides you through every stage of creating your custom home, from the first ideas to the final move-in day. We believe the fundamentals of sustainability are passive solar design, an airtight and ultra-insulated building envelope, and quality construction.
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