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14 Aug 2012

Paul Raff Studio Architects – Latest Design

Mirage, Underpass Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mirage Underpass Park Toronto design by Paul Raff Studio Architects
image : Cassandra Hryniw
Mirage Underpass Park
Internationally acclaimed artist and architect Paul Raff unveils permanent sculpture at Underpass Park’s opening. One of Toronto’s most innovative urban parks, Underpass Park, a two and a half acre mixed-use space tucked beneath the Eastern Avenue ramps opened on Thursday, August 2nd. Toronto-based multi-award-winning artist and architect Paul Raff designed the park’s new permanent public artwork named Mirage, and was on site to unveil it.

17 Jul 2012

Paul Raff Studio Award News

PRS wins the prestigious Ronald J. Thom Award
Garden Pavilion Toronto design by Paul Raff Studio Architects
photograph : Steven Evans
Paul Raff Studio Architects
The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that Toronto-based architectural firm PRS is the winner of the prestigious Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement. Given every two years to an emerging practitioner, this award recognizes outstanding talent in architectural design, and sensitivity to allied arts, crafts, and professions including landscape, interior and furniture design, and decorative and graphic arts.

Paul Raff Studio – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Paul Raff Studio, alphabetical:

Biosphere Sustainability Centre, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
Biosphere Sustainability Centre design by Paul Raff Studio Architects
image from PRS
Biosphere Sustainability Centre
The firm has formed a world-leading approach to sustainability in this design to adaptively reuse an 11,500 m2 brownfield site near the Thousand Islands in Gananoque. The BSC design includes two green roofs with walk-out garden, a walk-through biowall that cleans and recycles the air, and sculptural sun shades alongside the building. The BSC’s most striking feature is an atmospheric canopy that hovers above the building and performs multiple functions:

Bluepoint Condos, Phuket, Thailand
Date built: 2012
Bluepoint Condos design by Paul Raff Studio Architects
image : PRS

Cascade House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date built: 2009
Cascade House design by Paul Raff Studio Architects
photo : Ben Rahn
Cascade House
This 352 sqm Toronto residence sits amongst the old growth trees and traditional houses of the Forest Hill community. Perched on a gently sloping site, the house is a marriage of environmentally responsible building strategies and elegant architectural composition. The design is shaped around the concept of making visible the architecture as interface between habitation and landscape.

Garden Pavilion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date built: 2009
Garden Pavilion Toronto
photograph : Steven Evans
Garden Pavilion Toronto
Set in a private garden, the pavilion design was inspired by Eastern philosophy of harmony with nature. It is used for sitting and dining, as well as workshops, concerts, and other activities of a local Artist Cooperative.
The layering of its lattice-like elements create a complex relationship between inside and outside, producing subtle and shifting glimpses of the garden beyond.

The Natai, Phang Nga, Thailand
Date built: 2009
The Natai Thailand
image from Paul Raff Studio

Regina Gateway, Regina, Canada
Date built: 2012
Regina Gateway
image from PRS

Key Architectural Design

Louver Façade System
Date built: 2009
Louver Façade System
image from PRS

More architecture projects by Paul Raff Studio online soon

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America

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PRS has been in practice as a creative constituency since 1992, and became an incorporated architecture firm in 2003. The Studio employs experts in architecture, development strategy, multi-media, landscape, sustainable design innovation and interior design. Based in Toronto, the Studio assists local and international clients to create projects where art becomes life.

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Paul Raff Studio
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The design studio’s collaborative environment is dedicated to creative expression of the highest caliber. Projects and experience range in scale and scope from master planning, urban design, public spaces, private gardens, residential, cultural, retail, hospitality, multi-media, public art and special features. The work that emerges from Paul Raff Studio is rigorous, thoughtful, and provocative.

The architecture studio’s designs have been published internationally including in Wallpaper*, Architecture, AZURE, C, and Landscape Architecture, and have been the subject of three television documentaries. The critical analysis and creativity of Paul Raff Studio’s work comprise a solid foundation for the growing impact their projects are having on the global architecture scene.

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AK Room, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Architects: Atelier RZLBD
AK Clinic Treatment Room Brampton Ontario
architectural photography : Borzu Talaie
AK Clinic Treatment Room in Brampton, Ontario
Our own human body reveals that beauty or health is symmetrical, balanced, and ordered. The smallest intervention project is a spatial experimentation of these values, converting a typical clinic room of an insignificant footprint into one that transcends its physical boundary and inspires a deeper sense of well-being.

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