We’re Hiring!

We are looking to add an Architectural Designer and a Junior/Intermediate Interior Designer to our team. To view the postings, please visit the OAA Employment Opportunities page.

Active House recognized at the 2017 Ontario Wood WORKS! with an Environmental Building Award

The Wood WORKS! Awards program recognizes people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction. Sustainably-sourced wood products contribute significantly to the overall environmental performance of any building by reducing the embodied energy of a building, minimizing pollution, improving energy performance, and sequestering carbon. Our Active House 2 project was recognized in the Environmental Building category, that recognizes projects that demonstrate how some, or all, of these attributes are part of the building’s design and construction. Congratulations to the team!

Compass House featured on Dwell

This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the outdoors in. Read more + 

 

New project added to our website – Proper TV

Valley House featured in the Homes section of the National Post

Hear more on our experience of renovating a mid-century modern home in Hogg’s Hollow to make it practical for its present-day occupants’ needs, without compromising the original intent. Read more +

Happy Birthday to Mark–a man of many hats!

A Room with a View is a 2017 Interior Design Best of the Year Award Finalist!

We are excited to announce that our project A Room with a View has been shortlisted for the annual Interior Design Best of the Year Awards in the urban house/townhouse category. Congratulations to all those shortlisted, and we look forward to award winners being announced on December 1st in New York City.

New project added to our website – A Room with a View

CUI + NRU Publishing’s 20th Annual Meeting with Toronto’s Chief Planner

Principal Meg Graham joins Toronto’s Acting Chief Planner Gregg Lintern in a panel discussion: Putting the Urban in Suburban: Creating Compact Urban Places in Our Suburban Communities, presented by the Canadian Urban Institute and NRU Publishing. Following the Chief Planner’s annual address, Paul Bedford, former Toronto Chief Planner and Chair, Waterfront Toronto Design Review panel, will moderate a discussion on greater visions for our suburbs, what has worked in other places, what are the market realities, the different design and policy approaches, and how to bring the public on board. Other panelists include: Harold Madi, Senior Principal, Urban Places Canada Lead, Stantec; and, Laurie Payne, VP Development, Diamond Corp. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.canurb.org/2017-chief-planner-meeting/

Happy Halloween from the superkül squad

superkül designs installation for the MOCA Lounge at Art Toronto


For this year’s eagerly anticipated Art Toronto, superkül has partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) to create a lounge space in the SOLO section of this international art fair. The installation offers a glimpse of what MOCA’s future home on Sterling Road will look like when it opens in spring 2018: specifically, superkül’s seating structure responds to the mushroom column heads found in the Tower Automotive Building, designed by architect J.W. Schreiber. Erected in 1919, the building continues to be an important early example of flat-slab concrete construction. In the MOCA Lounge, the installation acts as a prototype for a circular seating composition that tests form, scale, user-friendliness and flexibility. A key element of the finish and surface detailing will be inspired by material textures found inside the heritage building. Learn more + be sure to check it out!

New project added to our website – Junction House

Valley House and Compass House claim double victory in the Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards!

We are delighted that two of our projects have been chosen as winners in the 2017 Builder’s Choice & Custom Home Design Awards. The program, which showcases the best in residential design, recognized both Valley House and Compass House as Merit Award winners. This honour is the first award for our Valley House project, and makes it the fourth award in the past year for Compass House, a peaceful family retreat located in Mulmur, Ontario.

We’re Hiring!

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

the future is . . . golden!

After 11 years on Dundas West, superkül is moving a few blocks east to a beautifully converted uniform factory on Golden Avenue. We’re glad to remain in our beloved Roncesvalles Village, but are excited to meet our new neighbours!
 
We look forward to inhabiting a large and sunny studio to accommodate our steadily growing team. Our open-concept workspace, combined with additional meeting rooms, will allow greater flexibility to collaborate with our valued clients and colleagues. We eagerly anticipate welcoming you all to our new location.

As a result of the move our office will be closed: Friday, 21 July 2017.
We will be checking our emails intermittently! 

Effective Monday, 24 July 2017, our new address will be:
 
superkül inc.
35 Golden Avenue, Suite 101
Toronto, ON  
M6R 2J5
 
Our e-mail addresses and telephone/fax numbers will remain the same.

Universal Music Canada + superkül

SUPER-excited to speak with Universal Music Canada this week, as their design partners for their new headquarters in Liberty Village.

Valley House featured on Dezeen

Located in Hoggs Hollow, a neighbourhood in the north area of Toronto, Valley House includes a renovation and addition intended to provide more space for a family of five without losing the modernist qualities of the existing midcentury modern home. Learn more +

Compass House wins Architizer A+Award!!!

Our Compass House project is the Architizer A+Award Jury Winner in the Private House (L 3000-5000 sq ft) Category. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from a 100 countries and represents the best of architecture and design worldwide; we are honoured to be recognized for such. Thank you to all who voted and congratulations to all the finalists and winners. Learn more +

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!