Miles Lane

Miles Lane

This project transforms an existing 300 sq ft 1910 cottage, located in a Toronto laneway, into a spacious, compact two story dwelling.


The lateral and gravity loads of the second story addition are supported on a steel frame, which pierces the old cottage, and is tied to new interior concrete footings. The addition is then framed conventionally in wood.


A folded plane wraps around the new interior forming the faceted roof which is shaped to provide a generous interior volume and to minimize shadow on neighboring properties.


A rooftop clerestory with a generous overhang gathers heat from the winter sun and shades the interior in summer.



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