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Eco-friendly Home Design in Toronto – a window with a waterfall effect…

A design by Canadian architect Paul Raff, this modern in Toronto sits nestled among mature trees and traditional homes in the aptly called Forest Hill neighborhood. In this high-end community, Cascade House stands apart from the crowd equally for its elegance and grace, and its eco friendly design and construction. Behind the walls, the modern home blends a high-performance building envelope with passive solar technologies that minimize its ecological impact. Set on a sloped lot, the 352m2 house is situated on a strict Cartesian axis to take advantage of natural daylight. A south-facing glazed facade absorbs sun to heat the house during the cold white winters north of the border. From street side, the house features a striking glass privacy screen constructed of 475 vertically stacked panels, cascading like a waterfall in a contemporary corrugated effect. As the sun travels across the sky, its rays hit and reflect through the glass at different angles for an ever-changing spectrum of color and shape.
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photo credit: Ben Rahn
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