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2006 01 25
The Best New House in the World
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Toronto's Hariri and Pontarini Architects received another accolade this week.

Best House:
Art Collectors' Residence
Toronto
Architect: Hariri Pontarini Architects

The best houses in the world are now designed in Toronto; the latest is by Siamak Hariri and David Pontarini. The sleek, materials-first modernism the designers espouse puts the world of "custom home" builders to shame.

Last year, the deliciously stoic Art Collectors' Residence garnered praise and awards by upstaging its high-end Toronto enclave with an image at once feather-light and fortified. Detailed with teak, copper and limestone, the house gently and unself-consciously melds functions with arcs and angles. These are new modernists, not ideologues. Perhaps Americans will catch on?
[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 01/25 at 02:05 PM

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