baukultur/ca was established 2015 in Toronto as a boutique design & development company with the mandate to create healthy, ambitious and unique spaces of the highest architectural standards.
We understand architecture as an important part of human culture and therefore see our projects as contributions to the public dialogue about architecture. Each of our creations enhances the cityscape, thus having a positive impact on the urban development. At the core of our design work is a cultural and urban awareness which enables us to create original concepts and authentic aesthetics that correspond with the purpose of each project and achieve buildings that are relevant. Ours is a thoughtful approach where each line shows a conscious decision.
During the design process, we explore the existing structures and urban context to create stunning modern spaces exceeding today's standards and demands of healthy urban living. Our designs are always driven by the effort to create open, bright, modern but also comfortable, healthy and functional spaces.
We use the newest technologies to support our sustainable designs without neglecting the cultural knowledge of previous and current architectural expertise. We always understand our finished building as a piece of art where each design element fits the next and only together those pieces create a unique architectural unity, but at the same time, those buildings are objects of daily use that have to function and providecomfort at the highest levels. Our work is based on the belief that architecture should elevate the human experience.
We create homes that are healthy, sustainable and beautiful places to live.
zero79 - Two intertwined Homes
Two light-filled modern homes on an infill lot in downtown Toronto, designed to exceed NetZero Ready standards and support sustainable and healthy living.
The building, with two 4-level residences, is heading the way amongst the few but increasing number of houses in Toronto designed to minimize the carbon footprint. Providing modern design with clean lines, the project utilizes gentle intensification, off-site construction, all the while nurturing sustainable and healthy city living.
Expansive efforts were taken to create a highly energy-efficient building. The result is two homes which will emit 80% fewer greenhouse gases and use 60% less energy than if the homes were constructed simply to building code standards. Apart from energy-efficiency we also focused on providing superior indoor air quality and a healthy living environment within each residence.
Efficient, Sustainable and Healthy Urban Living.
National &International press about zero79
46H A 1905 Beach home was reinvented as a light-filled, energy efficient, healthy home. Although strictly modern, the new design respectfully explores building structures and materials found in the area to complement the neighborhood while creating a modern original with unique sculptural aesthetics.
Emphasis was also put on creating a home with technical configurations to support the wellbeing, as well as economical outcome, for maintaining and operating the building – to name a few: lots of natural light & cross ventilation; walls and roof with long-lasting cool, white metal paneling; breathable wall membranes; continuous insulation; HRV with air filtration; smart technologies to control lighting, heating and cooling and to monitor energy consumption.
International press about 46H
34L Transformation of an out-dated and dysfunctional Leslieville semi-detached house into a light- and air-filled, energy efficient modern home. The existing house had to be almost entirely rebuilt. A second story addition was added to create space for an additional bedroom and bathroom.