The Globe + Mail talks Laneway leasing

With thousands of homes backing onto 300 kilometres of rear alleys across the city, laneway rentals could become useful sources of supplementary income for homeowners. The Globe and Mail interviews Meg Graham regarding superkül’s experience with the laneway housing typology and provides insight on current research being undertaken.

Compass House is a 2017 Architizer Award Finalist!

We are thrilled to share that our Compass House Project has been shortlisted as a 2017 Architizer Award Finalist in the Private House Large (3,000-5,000 sf) category. Public voting for the awards is currently underway, and we would appreciate your support. Please visit the following link to vote:  https://vote.architizer.com/

1. Select the green <Sign Up to Vote> box in the top right corner
2. Create a login using your email address
3. You will receive an email confirming your email address
4. Select the link in the email
5. Scroll down the page until you see the AA+ Popular Choice Awards title
6. Just under this to the left you will see: ALL, SEARCH, NEXT, RANDOM
7. Click on the search button and type: Compass House
8. Select the green <VOTE> button under Compass House
9. Click the <Confirm Vote> button in the pop-up

Thank you!

We’re Hiring

We are looking to add a Senior Project Manager to our team. To view the posting, please visit the OAA Employment Opportunities page.

AZURE | 30 Must-Know Women Architects

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Azure magazine highlights 30 noteworthy women architects from around the globe, including several Canadian architects amongst whom is our very own Meg Graham. Here’s to empowering women everywhere. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

Inform Interiors launches rain gravity heat cold

Join Inform Interiors on March 16th from 5 to 7pm at their 50 Water Street showroom in Vancouver to celebrate the launch of rain gravity heat cold, a book documenting the work and design process of our firm. Co-principal Meg Graham will deliver a presentation on the notion of craft, its greater meaning, and the active role of the designer in shaping a sustainable future. RSVP

AZURE | Wisdom from Power Couples of Architecture and Design

In honour of Valentine’s Day, Azure magazine asks architect and designer couples like Daniel Emma, Yabu Pushelberg, Scott & Scott Neri & Hu, superkül, and Jakob + MacFarlane how they stay together – in work and in love.

 

Contemporist includes +House in their 15 Examples of Single Story Modern Houses from Around the World

While multilevel homes are what many families require, the simplicity of a single level home is great for those who want to avoid staircases, have limited mobility, or just want the simplicity of a single story home. Learn more about our +House project and how we adapted the single-storey space to meet the client’s needs.

 

Compass House featured on Dezeen

Learn more about how this vacation home in Ontario was built for a family transitioning back to Canada, and how it was designed to contrast and complement its surroundings in different seasons.

 

BEAT Toronto: Mentorship Evening with superkül

BEAT works in collaboration with local architects to provide a platform for dialogue, networking and mentorship. On January 18th, superkül Principal, Meg Graham hosts a SOLD OUT! BEAT mentorship session in conjunction with the Toronto Offsite Design Festival. Learn more +

superkül on Architonic

Our Mineral Springs, Aesop Queen Street West and Great Gulf Active House projects are now on Architonic, a resource for the best of current design and architecture. Read +

superkül wishes for the holidays + 2017

Note that our studio will be closed from Monday December 26th, 2016, to Monday January 2nd, 2017, inclusive. We look forward to connecting with you in 2017!

UrbanToronto.ca shortlists Oben Flats Queen as Best Building Completed in 2016!

After another productive year of city building, dozens of notable new additions have been completed in the Greater Toronto Area in 2016. Ranging from low-density boutique condominium developments all the way up to major office towers, UrbanToronto have tracked 40 building completions over the past 12 months, and now you have a chance to pick your favourites. 

Our Oben Flats Queen project is shortlisted for an in the ‘well-grounded’ (20 to 51 metre-high) building category. Cast your vote by clicking the <our third annual best buildings poll> link!

#ObenFlats #UrbanToronto #Midrise

Compass House recognized by a Residential Architect Design Award!

Few building types signal the future of design better than housing. Quick turnaround times, hyper-engaged clients, and specific market needs make it an ideal laboratory for reinventing the fundamentals of shelter. For 17 years, the Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) have celebrated innovation and excellence at all scales and at all price points. Compass House received an honourable mention in the ‘Custom House More Than 3,000 Square Feet’ category. Congratulations to fellow winners!

@architectmag #countryhouse #moderndesign

layers

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Demolition underway at our Danforth project reveals the existing home’s layers.

@duffyassoc

Aesop QSW = Best of Canada

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This week, we were in attendance at the 19th Annual Canadian Interiors – Best of Canada Awards to accept our Project of the Year Award for Aesop Queen Street West. Congratulations to all the winners!

From left to right: superkül Principals – Andre D’Elia and Meg Graham; Canadian Interiors Editor, Peter Sobchak; Felt Artist, Kathryn Walter; and, Aesop Country Manager, Will Richards. 

@Aesop; @Canadian Interiors

Pointe Cabin featured in Style at Home

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“Sometimes you need a retreat within your retreat.” Learn about how a modern addition transformed Pointe Cabin into a multigenerational cottage.

@StyleAtHome

HBD Marker!

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A superkül house that gets built in a Toronto subdivision

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Treehugger covers the ‘Homes that give more than they take’ panel discussion that took place earlier this week, including a review of our Active House 2 project built by Great Gulf. 

@TreeHugger @GreatGulf @Velux

Rosedale Reno | Boudoir Views

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We were recently onsite at our Rosedale renovation project, admiring the fabulous views of the trees from the master bedroom windows! These are the same windows that were lifted in with a crane in September. Here’s also a previous progress shot from the summer. Enjoy!

#architecturelove #renovation #moderndesign

Compass House | Architectural Record’s House of the Month!

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“When you look up from inside the house and see the boundless sky, for a nanosecond you don’t register the scale of it. You can just breathe and feel this connection to the cosmos,” says Principal Meg Graham. “It’s kind of spiritual.”

@ArchRecord #country home #moderndesign