In Moshe Safdie’s Habitat ‘67, a pair of fashion insiders create a bright open space for entertaining. Photo by Alexi Hobbs.
Surrounded on all sides by a sweeping Canadian hayfield, the 23.2 House is an angular ode to rural life. Out of “respect for the beams and their history,” Designer Omer Arbel insisted that not a single reclaimed plank—still marked by nailheads and chipped paint—be cut nor altered during construction, which gave the home its striking geometric motif. It’s what he refers to as the “alchemy between material and process,” which also inspired the textured concrete walls and crisply milled walnut furniture. Photo by Jason Schmidt.
Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is sustainable and colorful, offering the perfect solution to downtown living. Photo by Garth Crump.
Designer Omer Arbel filled his kitchen with protoypes and his collection of vintage glass. Photo by José Mandojana.
Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio. Photo by Naomi Finlay.
Architect Janna Levitt devised a creative emellishment for a residence in Canada. Photo by Philip Cheung.