House in a Grove has been featured in Designlines spring issue #2! It’s featured as one of four houses in a feature entitled Look Book: Room to Bloom. Writer Amrit Phull details the landscaping strategies of each project, describing the living spaces of superkül’s collaboration with Fox Whyte Landscape Architecture & Design as “flowing seamlessly into a series of functional outdoor areas for relaxation and entertainment.”
Sunshine Sketches: Drawings by superkül principals included in global publication from Thames & Hudson
Making Marks: Architects’ Sketchbooks – The Creative Process – the followup to Will Jones’s Architects’ Sketchbooks – has just been released, and once again, drawings by superkül principals Meg Graham and Andre D’Elia are featured. Revealing why and how hand-drawing still matters, this global survey presents the freehand drawings, vibrant watercolours and abstract impressions of 60 renowned architects. Meg describes the role that sketching plays in the studio’s design process: ‘Sketching is such a foundational way of thinking for us, because it is so instinctive. There is no software between the brain and hand, impeding the flow of information or jamming the signal. We sketch forms and places that are curious, interesting, beautiful or inspiring, which then enter our collective memory and become part of the flow of information.’
Reed’s Bay House is once again propelled into the spotlight, this time in the recently published book, The New Cottage: Inspiration for America’s Favorite Home. Authored by architect Katie Hutchison, the collection of 25 cottages includes Reed’s Bay House on Wolfe Island, Ontario. These projects serve as case studies in support of 10 key design strategies, demonstrating how a classic home style can be updated for the needs of modern living.
As an architectural firm whose portfolio comprises a great many cottages, superkül is pleased that Reed’s Bay House was featured on a new television series entitled Great Canadian Cottages. With its simple shed-like form capitalizing on views towards the water and the surrounding bucolic landscape, Reed’s Bay House is situated on Wolfe Island, the largest of the Thousand Islands in northeastern Lake Ontario. Enthusiastically hosted by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, Great Canadian Cottages airs at 10:00pm Thursdays on Cottage Life TV.
As the Jury Prize winner in the Residential Interiors category of the prestigious Architizer A+ Awards, superkül’s A Room with a View project has been featured in a newly released publication, Architizer: The World’s Best Architecture 2018. Published by the venerable Phaidon Press, the exquisitely designed and produced book documents both jury and popular choice winners. The selected works are presented over 280 lush pages in a strikingly bold hardcover format, constituting “the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces.” More information on the book can be found here.
We are honoured to be listed at the top of NOW Magazine’s 10 Best Events at DesignTO happening January 18-27. Our installation ‘ReflectLive’ at Delisle-St. Clair Parkette explores our relationship with urban forests as manicured spaces offering relief from city life, as well as places we can regain a sense of adventure and playfulness. Congratulations to the project team: Alexandra Lavallée, Andre D’Elia, Candice Gouveia, Erica Govan, Janean Bruhn, Mo Sooror, Quan Thai and Tristan Roberton. More information about the installation and the team’s process can be found here.
*Note that our studio will be closed for the holidays from 6pm on Friday, December 21st, 2018, and will open again at 9am on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.*
We look forward to connecting with you in 2019! Have a safe and happy holiday from the superkül team!
We are over the moon to have won three awards in the Architecture MasterPrize awards program. Recently announced, three superkül projects were selected from stiff international competition: Compass House in the Residential Architecture category, Aesop Queen Street West in the Retail category, and A Room with a View in the Rooms and Zones category. Learn more+
We are honoured to have two of our projects profiled in the recently published book Canadian Contemporary: The Northern Home. Representing the diversity of superkül’s single-family residential portfolio, multiple-award-winning Compass House and Valley House respond to their specific environments of country and city in a subtle and considered fashion while meeting the unique needs of their inhabitants. A foreword by Avi Friedman provides a unifying perspective with respect to variations in climate and landscape across this vast country, while acknowledging issues of sustainability and material innovation that are addressed in the featured homes.
This summer, we celebrated our one-year anniversary since we moved into our new location at 35 Golden Avenue! Thank you Harluu for keeping us kül 😉
A reminder that our offices will be closed on Monday September 3rd, due to the Labour Day holiday. We will be back in action on Tuesday September 4th. Enjoy the long weekend!
David LeBlanc describes our Proper TV project as a landmark for the Dovercourt Village neighbourhood in The Globe & Mail’s Real Estate section. Originally serving as a postal sorting station, this mid-20th century building was renovated and welcomed a dynamic one-storey addition to serve as the headquarters for Proper, a television show producer. Read more +
We are thrilled to share our latest project 1151 Queen East, a mixed-use building for Hullmark Developments in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. Read more +
Our superkül staircase design is coming to fruition. The custom elliptical stairs were installed in four pieces last week. They were fabricated off site and CNC cut using a fibre optic laser. We’re looking forward to sharing the finished product with you!
Our A Room with a View project is the 2018 Architizer A+Awards Jury Winner in the Residential Interiors category. With entries from over 100 countries, the A+Awards represent some of the best of architecture worldwide, with jurors, comprising equal parts architects + designers, cultural thought leaders, developers and other creatives. We are honoured to be recognized amongst the winning projects. Learn more +
The fall edition of Designlines features our House in a Grove project as one of 8 picture-perfect homes across the GTA. Described by principal Meg Graham as “a house of the world,”, House in a Grove pays homage to its globetrotting owners by incorporating elements from many of the over 70 countries they have visited.
June was a big birthday month for superkül. Happy Birthday to Erica, Will, Deb, Starr and Jennifer!