CHALLENGING TORONTO’S PLANNING POLICIES – A TRIPLE DUPLEX BY BATAY-CSORBA ARCHITECTS

These days TORONTO is breaking its architectural mold, and this Triple Duplex is one possible example. The design was created in response to a challenge from Globe and Mail architecture critic ALEX BOZIKOVIC, who invited four firms to submit models that challenge the city’s housing policies. The Triple Duplex is one of them.

Batay-Csorba Architects said the TORONTO metropolitan area has 6-million residents, and that number is expected to double by 2041. There’s a need for creative housing solutions, and this low-rise building would contain six units, requiring two adjacent lots. The duplexes would be placed back-to-back – with one in the front, one in the middle and one in the rear.

“When viewed from the street, the building’s sensitive massing is in keeping with the small-scale charm of the neighbourhood and disguises its density with that of the context,” the team said. – renderings by NORM LI

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One thought on “CHALLENGING TORONTO’S PLANNING POLICIES – A TRIPLE DUPLEX BY BATAY-CSORBA ARCHITECTS

  1. ‘the building’s sensitive massing is in keeping with the small-scale charm of the neighbourhood and disguises its density’. Try telling that to the Cabbagetown Preservation Association. No bay windows, no gables, then it’s not Toronto and must be forbidden.

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