Aggregate Living, 2010

204 Bloor Street, Toronto; Mixed-use

Aggregate is a mixed-use development. The site has many presences: due Southeast is the beloved ROM (museum) by Libeskind, due Southwest is the beautiful RCM (music) by KPMB, but due East will be an undesirable condo, standing 100m tall and sitting 5.5m away. To attract and avoid these presences, the surprisingly rational resolve is a corrugating and shifting facade.

 

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Schematics 
High Street Catalyst

High Street Catalyst

Landscape of balconies

Landscape of balconies

Toronto Skyline

Toronto Skyline

Rational Design

Rational Design

From Constraints to Design Asset

From Constraints to Design Asset

3D

Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Presentation Poster

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Principle 1: the development must fit into the diverse collage of culture at Bloor Street -Toronto's High Street

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Principle 2: Break the horizontal boundary of Modernism, and explore a three-dimensional landscape of community spaces

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

The 4 presences of site: due Southeast is the beloved ROM (museum) by Libeskind, due Southwest is the beautiful RCM (music) by KPMB, but due East will be an undesirable condo, standing 100m tall and sitting 5.5m away.

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07-CONC-GRID_edited.jpg

To attract and avoid these presences, the surprisingly rational resolve is a corrugating and shifting facade.

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07-CONC-GRID_edited.jpg
07-CONC-GRID_edited.jpg

To attract and avoid these presences, the surprisingly rational resolve is a corrugating and shifting facade.

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08-CONC-SHIF_edited.jpg

To attract and avoid these presences, the surprisingly rational resolve is a corrugating and shifting facade.

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08-CONC-SHIF_edited.jpg
08-CONC-SHIF_edited.jpg

To attract and avoid these presences, the surprisingly rational resolve is a corrugating and shifting facade.

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

The Parti Diagram

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Programmatic Section Diagram

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

The result is 25 floor plate modulate

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

View on Bloor Street, with Libeskind's Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in the front left

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Design Development 
Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Will Alsop and I

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Will Alsop and I

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Will Alsop and I

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Will Alsop and I

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Building Envelope Detail

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Building Envelope Detail

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Building Envelope Detail

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Building Envelope Detail

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Aggregate Living, 2010
Aggregate Living, 2010

Building Envelope Detail

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