project #4
Public Studio

1575 Dundas is where we live. It’s a 1500 sq.ft home and studio in downtown Toronto. Originally a sheet metal shop with two residential units above, we converted the building from an industrial shop to a two-unit residential home in which we run our art and architecture practice: Public Studio.

As a live/work dwelling situated on a busy retail street, the project had many intentions: to address the public nature of living and working on an urban street, to renovate in a sustainable and cost-conscious manner, to maximize natural light within long and narrow spaces and to allow the original building to reveal itself under its contemporary transformation.

press

Video feature on CBC’s Stephen and Chris, Season 6, Episode 67, January 29, 2013
Feature in Dwell Magazine, April 2013
Feature in Design Lines Magazine, Winter 2012

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