Pictures by Steve Tsai
When Paul Raff Design had been tasked with the renovation and addition to an current residence in Toronto, Canada, they determined to put in a row of pivoting wooden screens.
Approaching the home, the 142 foot (43m) entrance facade is articulated with a protracted, low Algonquin limestone wall, with a taller quantity of darkish raked stucco past.
Pictures by Ben Rahn / A-Body (prime) and Steve Tsai (backside)
Inside the body of the limestone wall, an array of delicate wooden screens creates a composed entrance forecourt. The screens, fabricated in reclaimed Douglas Fir, present privateness for the visitor bedrooms, whereas permitting them discreet backyard views.
Pictures by Steve Tsai (prime) and Ben Rahn / A-Body (backside)
The screens even have a visually complicated three-dimensional, filigree type, and are detailed with darkish steel fasteners, an strategy straight impressed by conventional craftsmanship of Korean antiques.