Arts and Learning Centre
The Palette is an arts and learning centre located in Jack Darling Park, Mississauga. The Palette is designed to be a place for children to expres themselves creatively, but also serves as a seating area for locals to enjoy a view of the Toronto skyline and Lake Ontario
The primary form was designed to resemble a painter's palette, where paint wells serve as skylights
Outside, the unique pedal-powered watermills serve not only as a place for exercise, but also as a source of power to light and heat The Palette
The inside features paint stations, building areas, drafting tables, and a lounge area
Depending on the time of year, lights shine through the paintwells at a shallow or steep angles, and reflect different colours onto the ceiling of The Palette to create a unique "aurora" effect
JHD Modular Home
Modular Home Annual International Architecture Competition Entry
In collaboration with JM Designs, The JHD Modular Home system is a modular home concept designed to be used as temporary relief shelter for people who are forced to relocate due to natural disasters.
Primary constructed from salvaged forest fire wood and corrugated metal sourced from shipping containers, our design offers an environmentally cocnscious approach to modular home building without sacraficing aesthetics.
A simple, open concept interior layout is cost effective due to the lack of built up walls, but also allows for tenants to layout their living spaces as they please.
Paisley Mill Eatery & Arcade
Paisley Mill Adaptive Reuse Concept
As the village of Paisley, Ontario develops and becomes more populous, a need for adaptive reuse of older structures becomes important. The Flour Mill, built in 1854 is not being used much anymore, so I designed an Eatery and Arcade to take its place and restore life to the historic mill.
It was important to retain the historic aesthetics of th structure. The distinct blue clapboard siding remains, and an exposed heavy timber structure covering the primary fascia serves as a defining feature to the Eatery & Arcade.
The ground floor serves as a communal food market where members of the community can sell food to locals and tourists.
The second floor features a dining area as well as a public arcade.
As a historic site in Paisley, it was important to retain defining characteristics of the Mill, but it was also important to modernize features. Rustic aged wood flooring as well as wooden wall finishes and exposed framing contribute to the rural, cozy, vintage look of the structure.
Residential and Retail Space
Atlantis is a mid-rise residential and retail building located in Queen West, Toronto. Drawing inspiration from a cruise ship, the building-defining PVC louvres are made to resemble not only ocean waves, but also port-holes found on a cruise ship.
The portholes and swooping louvres offer shade and privacy without sacrificing views or aesthetics.
Caledonia Home Renovation
Toronto Home Extension Project
Located in the dense region of York, Toronto, The Caledonia House is a home extension and remodel project aimed to comfortably suit a family of four. The project is slated to be completed by Fall 2022.
The kitchen was extended to give tenants more counter and storage space as the existing kitchen lacked space.
Upstairs, an additional bedroom and bathroom was added to accomodate for a growing family.