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Friday, March 21, 2008

Today's archidose #190


west windows, originally uploaded by monkeyridingdog.

New College Residence at the University of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes, 2003.

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5 comments:

  1. Can the small white-bordered windows be opened? That would be nice. Ours were sealed because of the fear of jumping.

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  2. To respond to the above post:

    A closer look at the picture reveals that this windows are side-vent windows that swing outwards. I think the maximum opening is 100mm, as stipulated by the OBC, presumably also to prevent jumping, or a small child from falling out.

    And a woo-hoo! for one of the few Canadian projects to be noticed by people other than the editors of Canadian Architect.

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  3. You can see an open window near the bottom of the image, slightly left of center.

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  4. This building is pretty great contextually as well, there are red brick victorian houses across the street and a beaux-arts red brick building next door.

    A great project that is sensitive to its neighbours - a huge step forward for architecture in Toronto.

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  5. wow! I thought the point of this image was that almost every window had it's blinds drawn. As I would draw my west-facing window blinds.

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