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This House Was Designed Like Blocks Stacked On Top Of Each Other

A modern home with three stacked volumes, has a dark grey exterior.

Atelier RZLBD has recently completed a new home in Toronto, Canada, that’s been designed as a stack of three ‘blocks’.

The house, with its dark grey exterior of stucco, metal, and wood, is a playful expression of horizontal volumes, which are stacked on top of and cantilevered from each other.

A modern home with three stacked volumes, has a dark grey exterior.

The rear of the home includes a swimming pool, patio, and outdoor dining area, as well as a terraced garden with weathered steel planters.

A modern home with a dark grey exterior, also has a swimming pool and patios.
A modern yard with terraced weathered steel planters.

Inside, there are various living spaces, one with a bookshelf filled with decor, and the other with a fireplace.

A modern living room with a bookshelf.
A modern living room with a fireplace.

The dining area has a round black table with a minimalist light fixture.

A modern dining area with a round black table, and a minimalist light fixture.

In the kitchen, a large island provides a place for seating, while the minimalist cabinets line the wall.

In the kitchen, a large island provides a place for seating, while the minimalist cabinets line the wall.
In the kitchen, a large island provides a place for seating, while the minimalist cabinets line the wall.

Connecting the various levels of the house is a quadruple-height staircase with diverse light shafts around it, traveling from the skylights all the way down to the basement.

A modern staircase connects the various levels of this modern home.
A modern staircase connects the various levels of this modern home, that includes wine storage.
A modern staircase connects the various levels of this modern home.
A modern staircase connects the various levels of this modern home.
A modern staircase with decorative panels, connects the various levels of this modern home.

At the top of the house is one of the bedrooms that includes a large walk-through closet.

A modern bedroom with grey colour palette.
A modern closet with minimalist wood cabinets.

There’s also a bathroom with a floating vanity, a freestanding bathtub, and a shower with a glass surround.

A modern bathroom with a floating vanity, a freestanding bathtub, and a shower with a glass surround.

Here’s a look at the floor plan of the home.

The floor plan of a modern house with four levels.
Photography: Borzu Talaie | Architect: Atelier RZLBD | Project Lead: RZLBD (Reza Aliabadi) | Project team: James Chungwon Park, Raisa Nekhaeva | Structure: Recon Consulting | Mechanical: McCallum HVAC Design Inc.

Source: Contemporist

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