baukultur/ca was established 2014 in Toronto as a boutique development company with the mandate to create 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 enhance the cityscape, thus having a positive impact to the urban development.
The core of our design work is 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 modern urban living. Our designs are always driven by the effort to create open, bright, modern but also comfortable, livable 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 to the next and only together those pieces create a unique architectural unity, but at the same time those buildings are objects of daily use which have to function and comfort at the highest levels.
Our work is based on the belief that architecture should elevate human experience as well as optimize sustainability and energy efficiency.
46H A 1905 Beach home was reinvented as a light-filled, energy efficient modern 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.