Despite this shift in size, fine timber screens give a light feeling to the second floor. Throughout the day, shadows from the trees play onto the slatted wood facades, creating the feeling of a treehouse perched between the site’s mature trees. Expansive glazing connects inside to out, creating a sense of space and adding light and dynamism to a previously closed-plan interior. The slats add texture and provide solar protection.
This bungalow top-up maximizes the site’s spatial opportunities by cantilevering a new, second-storey volume to the side and back of an existing Etobicoke bungalow. An airy, slatted wood volume effortlessly floats above its ground-floor pedestal.