The Charcoal House by Atelier Rzlbd

By • Jan 25, 2011

Architect Reza Aliabadi from Atelier Rzlbd describes the concept the Charcoal House like “a coconut” – harsh and strong on the outside, but warm and milky white on the inside.

Indeed, this modern single-family residence (2,100 sq ft) located in Toronto, Canada, presents a very bold modern facade of manganese brick, carried right up to a parapet wall concealing the rooftop terrace.

Windows have been ‘punched’ through the south-facing front facade, mimicking almost the defensive positions of a rampart.

Yet once inside, the three-story home is a play of light and open spaces.

Multiple skylights and extensive use of double-height space creates a welcoming and visually stunning home.

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