Eco-friendly Contemporary Cascade house in Toronto by Paul Raff
Located in Toronto, Canada, house with 352 m2 area was designed by Paul Raff Studio. The whole area of the project is 325 sq m. The house is a mix of environmentally responsible building strategies and elegant architectural composition. It is designed to maximize its potential for natural light. The Cascade house got its name due to the 13-foot front window made from 475 vertically stacked sheets of heavy, jagged-cut glass which provides the inhabitants with the necessary visual privacy. The texture of the stacked panels when viewed from the interior, “evokes being caught up in the crest of a wave”. The home is two and half storeyed and is designed in an l-formation around an outdoor swimming pool. The style is shaped about the concept of making visible the architecture as interface between habitation and landscape.