The Annex lodge is positioned within the Toronto neighbourhood of the identical identify, and is housed in a century-old, three-storey brick constructing.
“The constructing was initially constructed as horse stables with an industrial metal construction and uncovered brick partitions, 4 wythes deep,” stated StudioAC. “The constructing is on fairly an atypical lot for downtown Toronto.”
The native studio overhauled the mixed-use constructing, which most lately housed flats and a bar, to create a boutique lodge with 24 rooms.
Every options at the very least two massive home windows that fill the areas with pure mild, and has a minimal but homey aesthetic with plywood built-ins and uncovered brick partitions.
All the lodge rooms differ from each other in structure, however are cohesive of their use of the customized plywood furnishings.
“The numerous frontage is on Barbara Barrett Lane, with a 150-foot (46-metre) south-facing facade,” stated StudioAC. “This allowed us to create atypical suites for a lodge room. Slightly than lengthy slender areas with a window on the finish, we had been in a position to produce a plan that utilises the width of the present constructing.”
The plywood components type platform mattress constructions that span the size of the rooms, in addition to desktops and cupboards.
“In an effort to minimise the price of furnishings, the weather within the rooms had been principally constructed from plywood – a cheap millwork resolution that provides id to rooms,” StudioAC stated.
For the beds, outsized frames create a step as much as the mattress, with small nooks to face and sit on above the ground.
Expansive desks improve the size of the rooms, and likewise incorporate a toilet sink inside the sleeping space.
“This factor transforms from an ornamental floor to a desk house, after which to the washroom self-importance, whereas appearing as a practical graphic that leads the attention between and throughout the house,” the studio stated.
The open-sink idea frees up the accessible house, so frosted glass partitions concealing the bathroom and bathe are the one partitions mandatory.
Darkish gray flooring and uncovered brick partitions are painted white, with furnishings and accents equally colored in gray, taupe and black to maintain the rooms minimal.
The lodge rooms are additionally designed to really feel lived-in, with ornamental components like potted crops, a document participant, paintings and chairs.
StudioAC typically designs intelligent space-saving options, as demonstrated in a handful of residential tasks accomplished in Toronto.
Images is by Jeremie Warshafsky.