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January 16, 2019

Housing Affordability Case Study 01: 20k Initiative
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The featured case studies are from...
Image Credit: Timothy Hursley
Architectural Credit: Rural Studio, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University

January 14, 2019

Housing Affordability in Growing Urban Areas
This post is part of our winter 2019 blOAAg series, Housing Affordability: Built-Form Case Studies. The following is an...
Image Credit: SvN Architects + Planners Inc. | Housing Affordability in Growing Urban Areas (OAA Report, 2019)
Architectural Credit: n/a

March 03, 2017

Building Housing Diversity: Invizij Architects & Indwell
We have been working with Indwell, a Hamilton-based Christian charity to create innovative responses to Ontario’s affordable housing crisis...
Image Credit: George Qua-Enoo
Architectural Credit: Invizij Architects
-Emma Cubitt, Invizij Architects

February 08, 2017

Housing and Mixed-use Development - Student Studio Project (Part 3 of 3)
Site: Ford City, Windsor Ontario School: St.Clair College  Course: Drafting and Design Housing and Mixed-use...
Image Credit: Matthew Hopkins
Architectural Credit: n/a
-Matthew Hopkins (St. Clair College)

February 07, 2017

Housing and Mixed-use Development - Student Studio Project (Part 1 of 3)
Site: Ford City, Windsor OntarioSchool: St.Clair College Course: Drafting and Design Housing and Mixed-use...
Image Credit: Ontario Association of Architects
Architectural Credit: n/a
-Professor William Rawlings (St. Clair College)

February 06, 2017

Laneway House (2004)
Location: TorontoArchitects: Kohn Shnier Architects (Martin Kohn, John Shnier, Vis Ramasubramanian, and Jean-Louis Rivard) Structural:...
Image Credit: Tom Arban/Michael Awad
Architectural Credit: Kohn Shnier Architects
-Kohn Shnier Architects

December 15, 2016

Laneway Housing Initiative by inhabitTO inspired by Montreal
inhabitTO, a downtown sustainable architecture firm headed by Lia Maston, has expanded their efforts to include design for laneway structures...
Image Credit: Illustration: Jeff Kulak
Architectural Credit: Lia Maston in association with Architecture Microclimat

October 03, 2016

Graydon Hall Manor (1936)
Location: Toronto, ON Architects: George & MoorhouseDate of completion: 1936Nominated by:  Hon. Michael Coteau,...
Image Credit: City of Toronto Archives
Architectural Credit: George & Moorhouse

July 31, 2016

Reed’s Bay House (2014)
Straddling the Canada-US border where the Saint Lawrence River emerges from Lake Ontario, the Thousands Islands is an ecologically and...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: Superkül Inc.
-Superkül Inc.

July 19, 2016

Muskoka Boathouse (1999)
Among Ontario’s millions of acres of forests and tens of thousands of lakes, no expanse has become more closely associated to cottages...
Image Credit: James Dow
Architectural Credit: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects inc.
-Shim-Sutcliffe Architects inc.

March 18, 2016

Skygarden House (2015)
Location: Toronto, ON Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Date of completion: 2015OAA Awards 2016 Design Excellence WinnerSituated on...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
-Dubbeldam Architecture + Design