Build­ing Blocks

Team DL mem­bers sin­gle out the defin­ing el­e­ments of their favourite struc­tures

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“Mo­saic tiles as ex­te­rior cladding. They’re com­mon in Barcelona.”

Who are you? Anya Georgijevic

What have you done for us lately? I vis­ited artist-ar­chi­tect Miles Gertler (p. 114) in his lush gar­den stu­dio in Rosedale. It’s an un­ex­pected lo­ca­tion for some­one who tends to ex­plore more ur­ban en­vi­ron­ments in his work. He is full of en­ergy, and an ex­cit­ing new tal­ent in Toronto.

What one ob­ject does ev­ery house need to feel like a home? Plants are key to warm­ing up a space. Oth­er­wise it can feel like a ho­tel. I love in­ven­tive lit­tle ar­range­ments from places such as Crown Flora Stu­dio. “Warm­curvy cor­ri­dor.”wood. I am all about the AGO’S

Who are you? Iris Benaroia What have you done for us lately? I wrote about a Lea­side home by Six­teen De­gree Stu­dio (p. 82) that’s packed with clever fea­tures: a crafty built-in din­ing bench, a fire­place that acts as a room di­vider and deep win­dow seats.

What’s an over­looked ma­te­rial you’d like to see get more play? “Ugly” mar­ble. The green or black va­ri­ety was huge in the ‘80s. It’s pop­ping up on back­splashes and ta­bles, but I’d like to see some­one go hog wild with it – it’s so loud and lux­u­ri­ous.

“A com­bi­na­tion of clay and straw, as is used in cob houses.”

Who are you? Terence Dick

What have you done for us lately? I pro­filed art duo PA Sys­tem (p. 56). They are head­ing to In­dia later this year along with a cou­ple of their teenage col­lab­o­ra­tors from Cape Dorset. I was im­pressed by the re­la­tion­ship they’ve forged with youth in the North.

What is your favourite ur­ban de­vel­op­ment in your neigh­bour­hood? The dog zone at So­rau­ren Park. I spend so much time there. I just wish there were more trees or a gazebo for shade in the sum­mer. It can get bru­tal in the heat.

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