Totem Residence is found in Toronto, Canada, and was created by rzlbd.
Totem Property by rzlbd:
“Robert and John are travellers. They acquire sculptures by regional artists and carry them house. They have a keen eye for modernism and minimal design and they don’t settle for ordinary. They really like cooking and they avoid the pointless. In creating their house, rzlbd respects their curiosity for design.
A totem is sculptures inside a sculpture. The totem in Totem House is a vertical gallery that exhibits John and Robert’s souvenirs from close to the world. Every piece has been meticulously measured and placed in a designated niche within the Tower. An open wooden staircase connecting the 3 stories of the property gently circulates about the totem permitting one particular to observe the ar2rks from several diverse angles. During the day the skylight above the staircase naturally illuminates the totem, and at nighttime focused LED lights installed within the niches light every single piece. The totem naturally gets to be the focal point in the house, as it is visible from every single corner on all levels.
The evolution of design and style was a easy geometrical obsession with squares and grids. Starting up with 10 10’ x 10’ squares very carefully assembled on the linear internet site, logical modules had been then dedicated to crucial rooms in the house. The squares not only define the interior rooms, but they also formulate the boundaries of the backyard patio, the landscape, the parking spot and the covered entry to the home. The totem sits on the central square dividing the residing/dining region from the kitchen on the ground floor and the 2 bedrooms on the 2nd floor.
Robert and John’s kitchen could not be a common urban kitchen, because they don’t have normal cooking habits. They passionately care for taste and they are minimum and chic. A gas burner cook-top with no hood on prime was what they desired to cook their food on. Except for the appliances almost everything is concealed behind the white cabinet doors that cover the wall from floor to ceiling.
On the 2nd floor the master bedroom is however one more manifesto of their type, with the ensuite and the bedroom completely merged collectively and washed with normal light, the challenge was to define the wet zones without disturbing them with dry-walls. Stunning marble tiles separate the shower and the bathtub area from the rest of the hardwood floor. The freestanding bathtub installed in the corner of the space has a peaceful corner see to the courtyard.
The exterior of the house is a monolithic charcoal brick mass. 2 little blocks on the north and south facade of this ideal mass have been extracted and cladded with wood. The tiny wooden corner generates an interesting deception in which 1 imagines the wood to be the core materials of the brick mass, like a bitten apple exposing the colour of its flesh. The harmonious contrast of the charcoal brick and the wood with the immediate neighbors is tied to the surroundings with a humble design and style for the landscape enabling the neighbors to completely frame the home.”Section
Images by: borXu Design