In this episode I am joined by Jennifer Kudlats, founder of Canadian practice Studio A/C. We discuss the Shallmar Residence in Toronto, designed for a family of five, with a serious art collection.
The practice describes the project as a house ‘disguised as an art gallery’ They took inspiration from the artists Agnes Martin and Donald Judd when designing the interiors, including a kitchen island composed of 4 monolithic concrete blocks.
Although it appears entirely new, the house is actually a renovation of a 1950’s property. The entire ground floor is open-plan, with the space divided by floating walls that don’t touch the perimeter and chunky columns that create a colonnade across the middle. The design results in flowing liveable spaces that flooded with ample natural light and perfect for enjoying the artworks.
At the end of the episode, I ask Jennifer the three questions I ask all my podcast guests;
– what really annoys her about her home?
– what house has she visited that has really inspired her?
– and, if she could choose anyone to design her a new house, who would she choose?
If you would like to find out more about Studio A/C and the Shallmar Residence you can find information on the episode page at anotherarchitecturepodcast.com
I hope you enjoy listening.