Design firm PARTISANS has designed a home for a family in Toronto, Canada, that features a sculptural brick facade.
The design of the Canvas House has been inspired by the homeowners’ love of contemporary art, with the outer walls of the home made of bricks arranged in a wavy, almost theatrical pattern.
The facade is a departure from the usual symmetrical and straightforward designs of the neighboring houses.
The brick pattern on the facade is inspired by the early works of an artist named Larry Poons. It’s made up of repeating groups of five bricks, with some parts sticking out while others are recessed.
This design adds a dynamic and artistic touch to the house, setting it apart from the ordinary.
The facade swells and recedes in response to the functional needs of its openings, as seen around the second-floor skylight.
Here’s a close-up look at the various brick patterns used in the creation of the facade.
Inside the home, the play of light and shadow creates a sense of depth and intrigue, while the curvy walls flow seamlessly into the ceilings and other architectural features.
A unique design detail of the interior can be seen on the stairs, with the built-in custom-milled handrail that’s recessed into the wall.
The handrail also includes hidden lighting.
Here’s a glimpse of the other areas of the home that showcase a variety of art, much like a gallery.