Toronto Artist Residence Shapes Up Historic Neighborhood

The Pachter Residence, design by Teeple Architects in Toronto, Ontario, as a live, work, and gallery space for the Artist-Owner is a drastic display of contemporary expression in contrast to the early 20th century architecture of the surrounding neighborhood.  The owner wanted to bring the program elements together while keeping their architectural expression distinct.  Teeple Architects' solution for the 3200sf residence came in the form of three long spatial volumes stacked on top of each other, shifted laterally and longitudinally to allow light penetration into the spaces.  Each volume houses one aspect of the program; the ground floor volume is the studio, the second floor; the gallery, and the top floor is the residence.